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Wolfsburg vs Chelsea LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Women’s Champions League fixture today


Chelsea Women take on Wolfsburg Women in the second leg of the teams’ Champions League quarter-final clash this afternoon, with the Blues looking to finish off the German club.

Emma Hayes’ Chelsea emerged victorious from the first leg, beating the Frauen-Bundesliga side 2-1 in Budapest, where today’s match – nominally a ‘home’ game for Wolfsburg – will also be held. Sam Kerr and Pernille Harder put the Blues 2-0 up before Dominique Janssen pulled one back from the penalty spot in the reverse fixture, giving Stephan Lerch’s team a lifeline and chance of reaching the semi-finals.

Last year’s Women’s Champions League runners-up Wolfsburg certainly have the pedigree to pull off the win here, and will take confidence and momentum from Sunday’s 3-1 domestic victory over Sand, though Chelsea recorded a 2-0 win against Aston Villa in the Women’s Super League on the same day. The winner of this quarter-final tie will take on either Bayern Munich or Rosengard in the semi-finals, while the other final-four showdown will see Barcelona or Manchester City come up against the victors from the all-French quarter-final between Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon. Follow live updates from the Women’s Champions League quarter-final second leg between Wolfsburg and Chelsea below.

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STARTING XI

Here’s Chelsea’s starting line up today, with Erin Cuthbert back in midfield, and Sam Kerr joined with Pernille Harder up front.

QUARTER-FINAL LANDSCAPE

The winner of this quarter-final tie will take on either Bayern Munich or Rosengard in the semi-finals, while the other final-four showdown will see Barcelona or Manchester City come up against the victors from the all-French quarter-final between Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon.

Bayern were 3-0 winners against Rosengard in their first leg, while Barcelona also recorded a 3-0 victory over Man City.

Meanwhile, Lyon – who have won the last five editions of the competition – hold a 1-0 aggregate lead over PSG, though the domestic rivals’ second leg has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in the Lyon camp.

HOW TO WATCH THE GAME

We’ve got you covered with live updates from this afternoon’s match, but if you want to watch it live, here’s all you need to know:

How to watch Chelsea vs Wolfsburg online and on TV today

Everything you need to know ahead of the quarter-final second leg

KERR THE KEY FOR CHELSEA?

Here’s Jamie Braidwood on the role Kerr could play for Chelsea in this afternoon’s crucial clash.

Chelsea look to Sam Kerr to deliver safe passage into Women’s Champions League semi-finals

Progression past old foes Wolfsburg would see the Blues become Champions League favourites

HOW THE FIRST LEG PLAYED OUT

Chelsea emerged victorious from the first leg, beating Wolfsburg 2-1 in Budapest, where today’s match – nominally a ‘home’ game for Wolfsburg – will also be held.

Sam Kerr and Pernille Harder put the Blues 2-0 up before Dominique Janssen pulled one back from the penalty spot in the reverse fixture, giving Stephan Lerch’s team a lifeline and chance of reaching the semi-finals.

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