Team news and stats ahead of Chelsea Women vs Leicester Women on Sunday; start 12.30 pm.
Chelsea could make changes from their midweek Champions League match against Wolfsburg, where they beat 3-1 against to draw 3-3.
Leicester Charlie Devlin will be missing again on Sunday due to a persistent ankle injury, while Shannon O’Brien also suffered a blow to the ankle and it is a doubt.
Lachante Paul and Sophie Barker are also unavailable, along with absent Abbi Grant and Connie Scofield. Mackenzie Smith is on international duty with the England U-17 women’s team and will not be making the trip to Kingsmeadow.
How to follow
Chelsea Women vs Leicester Women is live Sky Sports Premier League from 11:30 a.m. on Sunday; start 12.30 pm. you You can watch free clips of the game on the Live Match Blog at the Sky sports website and app. Highlights will also be posted on the Sky sports digital platforms and Soccer Sky Sports YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.
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- This is the first meeting between Chelsea and Leicester in any competition, this being the Foxes’ first season in the FA WSL.
- Chelsea have won 16 of their last 17 FA Women’s Super League matches against newly promoted clubs (D1), conceding just four goals in these matches and scoring 51 themselves.
- A newly promoted club has not beaten the reigning FA WSL champions since March 2015, when Sunderland won 2-1 away at Liverpool. In 17 games since then, promoted clubs drew two and lost 15, without scoring in 12 of those games.
- Since losing their first FA WSL game of the season at Arsenal, Chelsea have won their last three games scoring 13 times and conceding just two. No WSL team has scored more goals in this time (also Arsenal, 13).
- Leicester City have lost all four of their FA WSL games this season; the only team to lose their first five WSL matches is Yeovil Town in 2017 (lost the first seven).
- Chelsea have won 20 of their last 21 FA WSL home matches (L1), losing the other 2-1 to Brighton in February. They have won their last six games at Kingsmeadow by an aggregate score of 23-1.
- Leicester have had 38 shots in their four FA WSL games this season, but have only scored twice, a 5.3% conversion rate, the third lowest in the division just ahead of Reading (0%) and Birmingham (3.3%). .
- Leicester have conceded the most joint goals (11), faced the most shots (87), faced the most shots on target (29) and have the most goals expected against the tally (8.9) in the FA WSL this season.
- Sam Kerr has scored in each of his last five FA WSL home appearances for Chelsea, scoring nine goals. The last player to score in six consecutive home appearances was Beth England in September 2020, accomplishing that feat for Chelsea.
- Chelsea’s Fran Kirby has the most assists in the FA WSL this season (5) and has created the most opportunities (18). He has recorded more than 2 assists in his last two games (2 against Man Utd, 3 against Brighton), with no player assisting twice or more in three consecutive WSL appearances.