The Champions League resumes on Wednesday evening, as Chelsea welcome Real Madrid to Kingsmeadow for matchday three of the group stages.
Group A is delicately poised after Real drew with PSG last time out. Chelsea are currently in prime position to qualify for the quarter finals after winning two from two, but a victory for the visitors on Wednesday would blow the group wide open.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Champions League fixture between Chelsea and Real Madrid.
When is kick off? Wednesday 23 November, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Kingsmeadow
TV channel/livestream? DAZN UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube
Highlights? DAZN UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube
Chelsea are without Pernille Harder, who is sidelined for a ‘significant period’ after undergoing surgery on a hamstring injury sustained while on international duty.
Caroline Weir has four goals in five Champions League appearances for Real this term, and Wednesday will see her return to England for the first time since her summer move from Manchester City.
After a surprise defeat on the opening day of the WSL season, Chelsea have found their feet this term, winning nine on the bounce. They have impressed in Europe, turning in a huge team performance to overcome PSG, before producing a devastating display in their 8-0 win against Vllaznia.
Real got the better of Manchester City to qualify for the Champions League group stages, and drew with PSG last time out to leave the group fascinatingly poised. However, they were comfortably beaten by rivals Barcelona in Liga F a fortnight ago. Chelsea should have enough about them to claim all three points, but they won’t have an easy time of it on Wednesday evening.