...By Henry George for TDPel Media.
Chelsea Women’s Football Club faces a daunting task in the second leg of their UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinal against Spanish side, FC Barcelona.
The Blues suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge in the first leg, meaning they must beat Barcelona in the second leg, who have won all 25 of their matches in the Spanish league this season.
If Chelsea were to win this fixture, they would potentially face Arsenal in an all-English final as the Gunners return to north London level with Wolfsburg in the other semifinal.
Date, Time, and Venue
The second leg of the Barcelona vs Chelsea UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinal will take place at the Camp Nou stadium on Thursday, April 27, 2023, with a 5.45 pm BST kick-off time.
Where to Watch Barcelona vs Chelsea
In the UK, viewers can watch the match live via DAZN, with kick-off at 5.45 pm BST.
The game is also available for streaming online via DAZN’s YouTube channel, and Standard Sport’s matchday blog will provide live coverage of the event.
Chelsea’s Lucy Bronze will miss the game after undergoing surgery for the knee problem she picked up in the first leg.
Alexia Putellas could potentially make her first appearance of the season as she nears her return from an ACL injury.
Barcelona has scored 105 goals in their 25 league matches this season, conceding just five in the process, making it an arduous task for Chelsea.
Prediction and Odds
Barcelona is expected to win the match, with the hosts likely to have the majority of possession.
Chelsea will need to be clinical with their chances if they are to stand any chance of progressing to the final.
Barcelona to win 3-0, aggregate 4-0.
Head to Head (h2h) History and Results
Chelsea’s previous match against Barcelona in the 2021 Women’s Champions League final saw them suffer a 4-0 defeat.
Barcelona vs Chelsea Match Odds
Barcelona is heavily favored to win the match, with odds of 1/7, while Chelsea has odds of 12/1.
The odds for a draw are 5/1.