Chelsea manager Emma Hayes will celebrate taking charge of The Blues in the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the 30th time on Sunday and she will hope to crown the milestone by qualifying for a first tournament final.
The Blues trail German club Bayern Munich 2-1 from the first leg of their semi-final tie and Hayes’ side will be keen to overcome that deficit at Kingsmeadow on Sunday.
Hayes’ UEFA Women’s Champions League record is a proud one, even though lifting the trophy still remains her one outstanding major target. In 29 European matches, Hayes has guided Chelsea to 17 wins while The Blues have drawn three and lost nine. The bad news is that seven of those nine losses have come against German opposition.
In the 29 matches, Chelsea have scored 57 goals while they have conceded just 23. Their biggest winning scoreline has been 6-0, a feat which they achieved against both SFK Sarajevo 2000 and Fiorentina in 2018/2019 as The Blues reached the semi-finals of the competition before eventually being beaten by Lyon over two legs. Chelsea’s biggest loss came at Stamford Bridge in 2016/2017 when they fell to a 3-0 round of 32 first leg defeat to VfL Wolfsburg.
In their five UEFA Women’s Champions League campaigns under Hayes, Chelsea have reached the semi-final stage in three of them. The South West Londoners will be hoping that it is a case of third time lucky as they look to put the previous two disappointments behind them against Bayern Munich on Sunday.
Chelsea’s UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final second leg tie against Bayern Munich is scheduled to kick-off at 12.30pm on Sunday and will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1.