Chelsea's pre-match warm up (Chelsea v Manchester City - 11 Oct 2020) - Image by The Football Association

PREVIEW: VfL Wolfsburg v Chelsea

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes will be hoping for another strong performance from her side when The Blues take on VfL Wolfsburg in the second leg of their UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday.

The South West Londoners are leading 2-1 from the first leg thanks to goals from Sam Kerr and Pernille Harder but the tie is far from over.

Like the first game, the second leg will be staged on neutral territory at the Ferenc Szusza Stadium in Budapest due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Chelsea will be classed as the ‘away’ side.

VfL Wolfsburg head coach Stephan Lerch will be without defender Lena Oberdorf who is suspended. The She-Wolves continue to also be without goalkeeper Julia Kassen and former Manchester City forward Pauline Bremer through injury.

Chelsea are again expected to be without Beth England who is set to increase her physical contact training this week after making a steady recovery from concussion. The Blues’ only other absentee is defender Maren Mjelde who has been sidelined for the remainder of the season following knee surgery. Defender Niamh Charles is suspended.

The UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final second leg tie between VfL Wolfsburg and Chelsea is scheduled to kick-off at 1pm on Wednesday afternoon and will be screened live on BT Sport 2.

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