Chelsea Ladies vs Yeovil Town Ladies Preview - The Chelsea Chronicle

Chelsea Ladies vs Yeovil Town Ladies Preview

Now that the international break has finally concluded, the real action can return this weekend as WSL 1 fixtures take place up and down the country. The fixture computer has thrown up an interesting matchup as the league leaders Chelsea Ladies find themselves up against the team propping up the table in Yeovil Town Ladies.

Chelsea will hope to maintain and improve their already impressive 100% winning league record so far this season in which they have scored 13 goals without conceding any in return. The team will also be bolstered by the fact that Chelsea manager Emma Hayes has agreed a new three-and-a-half-year deal with the club which will send out a reassuring message since Hayes is the head of a very dominant team at the minute and she was also linked with the England job earlier this month.

Yeovil have lost all three of their games this season, so it will take a huge effort to take any points away from Kingsmeadow on Sunday afternoon. Yeovil are also yet to score in the league and haven’t really come close to doing so. However, after losing the first game of the season 4-0, Yeovil have been a lot tighter at the back and only conceded once in their latter two fixtures. It will take another solid defensive performance to keep out the rampant Chelsea team.

The first and only time these two teams faced off against each other was at the beginning of the Spring Series, the result was resounding in its nature as Chelsea won 6-0. Yeovil will hope to avoid facing this kind of defeat again but will know how difficult it will be, especially if Maren Mjelde is playing. Mjelde is the joint top scorer in the league with three goals and her runs from midfield will have to be tracked and dealt with by the Yeovil backline.

Fran Kirby will not be able to shake off the knee injury that kept her away from international duty and will sit this game out. Apart from this knock, Chelsea have no other fresh injury worries.

Chelsea Player to Watch: Maren Mjelde

Yeovil Player to Watch: Jessie Jones