Live Match Preview – Arsenal Women vs Chelsea Women 17.04.2022

25 May 2022 | 08:03 | Football


Sunday’s FA Women’s Cup semi-final will usher in a big game, with defending champions Chelsea once again taking on Arsenal.

Arsenal vs Chelsea – Sunday, kick-off at 12.30pm

Team News

although Chelsea Their squad is still being assessed after the international break, but Pernille Harder will be available. However, Frank Kirby remains on the sidelines.

Emma Hayes said: “Not everyone is in full training today because they’ve been through different trips. I know Pennier will be back, but as for team selection, I’m going to wait until game day minus one, Because the nature of international competition means some of them are still recovering from the game.

“Fran spends some time behind the scenes and suffers a lot of fatigue. I don’t have a clear reason for this, we don’t know, but we’re trying to get back to the roots and take the time we can to try to find the right solution for Fran. This is What has been going on, unfortunately, Fran cannot be selected until we find out the truth.

Simultaneously, arsenal No new injury concerns have been reported this week after their players returned from the national team.

Eidevall: Sold out grassy parks are normal

Sunday’s semi-final showdown at Arsenal’s home Meadow Park has been sold out – and Gunners manager Jonas Edelwald said it was “normal”.

“I think it’s good, but I think it deserves higher attendance,” he said.

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“I could see this game played in front of 30,000, 40,000 or 50,000 spectators. I’m not going to jump around and say it’s the best thing ever for us.

“I think it’s normal, two of the best teams in the world are playing a very important game. I would be very, very concerned if the game wasn’t sold out given the capacity we have at Meadow Park.

“It means we’re not heading in the right direction, so it’s the least we expected, which is fine, but we need to grow more.”

Hayes: International break means unpredictable games

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This weekend’s FA Women’s Cup semi-final comes after the international break and Chelsea boss Hayes says it will be an unpredictable encounter.

She said: “That’s what you work for, these moments, these privileged positions, there’s nothing better than fighting for a place in the FA Cup final.

“We’ve played many games against Arsenal over the years and of course I love those games and am always looking forward to playing another top team.

“I’ve always thought that the games after the international break make things more unpredictable. Usually you get a week of training or your team is motivated.

“When you come back together, you only have one training session and you have to try to re-build your motivation… You often see that after international games, team performances can take a little more time to cohere.

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Hayes also spoke highly of Arsenal, with the pair fighting at the top of the WSL for most of the season. Chelsea also won 3-0 in the 2020/21 Women’s FA Cup final in December and are determined to retain the title.

Hayes added: “The players have really developed into a really top-level, professional team, playing in every way every year and that’s where we want to be in, we want to be in the FA Cup final again. “We are the holders and we want to hold on to it.

“We’ve had a good fight with Arsenal over the years. Arsenal had a great season, they did. We were with them in every game, they were at home, they were sold Out…we’re going to have to suffer in the game, and I’m sure the threats we face will cause problems.

“It’s important for teams to remember that previous results are not indicative of future performance.”

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