Friday, September 24

Chelsea Women Realising their Champions League Final Dreams

After a string of near misses, Chelsea Women will finally realise their dream of playing in a Champions League final when they face Barcelona Femeni in Sweden on Sunday, and are eager to prove themselves as winners.

It is no secret that manager Emma Hayes has long targeted a spot in the European showpiece, having twice been knocked out at the semi-final stage in recent seasons.

But after an incredible semi-final second leg performance against Bayern Munich, Chelsea Women’s staff and players will finally be involved in arguably the biggest game in the team’s history with one aim – to bring home the trophy.

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Millie Bright was a key part of the Chelsea defence that conceded just 10 WSL goals this season (Image courtesy of adidas)

They will be hoping to add the silverware to an already growing collection this season, having secured their second successive WSL title last weekend and the Women’s League Cup earlier in the year.

Ahead of the Champions League final, Sky Sports’ Charlotte Marsh sat down with some of Chelsea’s stars to chat final anticipation, the influence of Emma Hayes and what winning the trophy would mean to them…

How Chelsea reached the Champions League final

Fran Kirby scored Chelsea's first and fourth goals against Bayern Munich
Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in their Women’s Champions League semi-final

Chelsea were semi-finalists in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons, being knocked out by Wolfsburg and Lyon in the respective campaigns

The Blues claimed Wolfsburg as one of their scalps on their path to the Gothenburg final, so just what has been the difference this season?

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