UEFA Women's Champions League trophy before the UEFA Women’s Champions League football match (Final) between VfL Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyonnais that Lyon won 3-1 - Image provided by Sports Press Photo

PREVIEW: Chelsea v Barcelona

Chelsea and Barcelona will be bidding for a first UEFA Women’s Champions League title when the pair contest the 2020/2021 final at the Gamla Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg this evening.

The Blues have never reached the final prior to this season while Barcelona’s previous appearance saw them lose 4-1 to European heavyweights Lyon in Budapest in 2018/2019.

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes has confirmed that she has no new injury concerns to contend with ahead of the showpiece. The only absentee is Norwegian international defender Maren Mjelde who was ruled out of action for the remainder of the season after sustaining a knee injury in The Blues’ 6-0 FA Women’s Continental League Cup final victory over Bristol City in March.

Barcelona head coach Lluis Cortes has been sweating over the fitness of Nigerian international forward Asisat Oshoala but it looks as though the player has won her battle and she could start. The Catalan club will be without centre-back Andrea Pereira who is suspended and forward Andrea Falcon who is sidelined with injury.

The 2020/2021 UEFA Women’s Champions League final between Chelsea and Barcelona is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm and will be broadcast by BT Sport on a free-to-air basis on BT Sport 1, the BT Sport App and on the BT Sport YouTube channel.

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