Chelsea women won the first leg encounter with a 2 goal lead that was scored by both Sam Kerr and Bethany England who ensured chelsea had the upper hand in the Encounter.
Chelsea women manager Emma Hayes speaking with the media she said;
The leadership in the sqaud is really amazing, am really proud of them, I don’t know how a team could go 10 players against Atletico Madrid and still gave they gave.
I don’t think it’s about being resilient because we already are, we showed champions character, the first penalty save was crucial to boosting our hunger to win.
Chelsea full women Squad list Against Atletico Madrid Femenino
Chelsea FCW team news: The Blues have been fairly fortunate on the injury front this season and we have good news this week about the availability of both Fran Kirby and Millie Bright.
Kirby has been perhaps the best player in the Women’s Super League this season, scoring and setting up goals at an absurd rate it’s great to hear that she’s fit, rested and ready. Likewise, Bright’s recent knock appears to be behind her, allowing her to join fellow super-centre-back, Magda Eriksson.
Chelsea will be looking to grab an early lead against the visitors, who must not be underestimated.
“We have full respect for the work they’ve done, especially knocking out Man City in the last two years but we don’t underestimate them.
“To be honest with you I’d rather have a really tough test to see where we are at this stage of the season and we’re just really looking forward to it. I’ve learnt that these are the teams that you absolutely must pay the most attention to and I’ve prepared the team with the detail that is necessary like I do every week.
-Emma Hayes; source: Chelsea FC
Chelsea Women Injury News against Atletico Madrid Femenino
Chelsea Defender Bright who formed an Unbreakable Defensive partnership with Magdalena Eriksson is doubted to be available for the game, same as Kirby who has 17 goal contribution in the WSL this season is in doubt to be available for the match.
The match starts at exactly 12:30 pm.