Chelsea and Lyon meet in their UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final second leg on Thursday 30 March at Stamford Bridge. All you need to know about the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final second leg between Chelsea and Lyon.
Chelsea vs Lyon at a glance
When: Thursday 30 March (21:00 CET kick-off)
Where: Stamford Bridge, London
What: UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final second leg
How to follow / Where to watch: Build-up and live stream from DAZN can be found here
Semi-final: vs Barcelona (22/23 & 29/30 April)
Better to Know
Having lost for the first time in the 19 home opening legs they have played in this competition – Guro Reiten giving Chelsea the advantage at OL Stadium – Lyon now hopes to avoid their first elimination at an away ground since departing the 2008/09 semi-finals at Duisburg.
They have won in London already this season, 1-0 at Arsenal in the group stage, and that is their minimum requirement if their eighth title defense is not to end at Stamford Bridge.
There was an extra boost on Saturday as Ada Hegerberg came off the bench against Guingamp, having been an unused substitute in the first leg in her first selection since injury in early September. The Norwegian forward immediately scored with the first touch of her latest comeback, while Amel Majri also started for the first time since maternity leave.
Chelsea showed their ability to soak up pressure and counter effectively in the first leg, leaving them well-placed to avenge their 2018/19 semi-final exit to Lyon. However, injury on the day to central defender Millie Bright was a concern, increased on Sunday when Erin Cuthbert – so impressive in the first leg – limped off in the 2-0 defeat at Manchester City that cost Chelsea their Women’s Super League lead. Manager Emma Hayes suggested that Cuthbert would be “fine” but Bright did not train on Wednesday, but is not ruled out.
Last six games (most recent result first): LWWWWL
Last match: Man City 2-0 Chelsea, 26/03
Where they stand: 3rd in Women’s Super League, FA Cup semi-finals
Last six games (most recent result first): WLWWWW
Last match: Lyon 6-0 Guingamp, 25/03
Where they stand: 1st in Division 1 Féminine, French Cup final
Chelsea: Berger; Périsset, Buchanan, Eriksson, Carter; Leupolz, Ingle; James, Cuthbert, Reiten; Kerr
Misses next game if booked: Carter, James
Lyon: Endler; Carpenter, Gilles, Renard, Morroni; Horan, Egurrola, Marozsán; Cascarino, Le Sommer, Däbritz
Misses next game if booked: Egurrola