Maren Mjelde of Chelsea celebrates scoring her teams first goal Chelsea Women v Manchester City Women, WSL football match, Kingsmeadow Stadium, Kingston upon Thames, UK - 11 Oct 2020 Photo: Chloe Knott for The FA

PREVIEW: Bayern Munich v Chelsea

Chelsea will be hoping to take another step towards a place in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final when they face German club Bayern Munich in the first leg of their semi-final tie in Munich this afternoon.

The Blues have successfully seen off Benfica, Atletico Madrid and last season’s runners-up VfL Wolfsburg so far and they will now have their sights firmly set upon reaching a first UEFA Women’s Champions League final.

The hosts go into this afternoon’s fixture with no new injury concerns and without any suspensions. Head coach Jens Scheuer continues to be without Jovana Damnjanović, Giulia Gwinn, Ivana Rudelić, Carina Schlüter and Kristin Demann through long term injury.

Chelsea defender and captain Magda Eriksson has travelled to Munich with the squad and is expected to play after overcoming an injury which ruled her out of the 2-2 draw at Manchester City in midweek. Manager Emma Hayes has included academy graduates and Aggie Beever-Jones and Jorja Fox in her squad, a move which will provide the youngsters with a unique learning experience.

Chelsea’s UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final first leg fixture against Bayern Munich is scheduled to kick-off at 4pm this afternoon and will be screened live on BT Sport 2.

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