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Yeovil Town Ladies FC

Yeovil Town Ladies FC

KO 18:00
Sat 2 December 2017
Kingsmeadow Stadium

Yeovil on the road to Chelsea

Yeovil return to domestic action on Saturday when they face Chelsea in the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup at Kingsmeadow.

Victory for the Blues would make it three from three in Group Two South and all but confirm their passage into the knockout rounds.

FORM GUIDE

The Blues' form has been nearly perfect so far this season.

The 2017 FA WSL Spring Series champions drew last time out against Reading – the first time they have not won in the league.

They are also into the Champions League quarter-finals, and chasing a quadruple when the SSE Women’s FA Cup returns.

Yeovil meanwhile have found it hard going in FA WSL 1 this season, they have lost five from five in the league and are also winless in the Cup.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

The two sides met at Kingsmeadow earlier this season, and it did not go well for the Lady Glovers as they were hit for six.

Crystal Dunn, Karen Carney and Eniola Aluko netted a brace apiece as Chelsea ran riot at the end of October.

It was a similar story back in April in the Spring Series, Ji So Yun bagging a double as once again the Blues emerged 6-0 winners.

ONE TO WATCH

Erin Cuthbert has hit the ground running since joining Chelsea and with competition for places up front so deep, it is just as well.

The Scottish youngster is jostling for playing time with the likes of Fran Kirby and Eni Aluko but every time she has started this season, the former Rangers forward has thrived.

WHAT THEY SAID

Chelsea striker Erin Cuthbert said: “We have done really well so far this season, but with the squad that we have we wouldn’t expect anything less.

“We set very high standards for ourselves and while that brings pressure, it also brings the best out of all of us.

“The competition for places is great, we all thrive off each other – it pushes everyone on and we want to be the best team in Europe.

“Every trophy is important for us, we go into each game with the same mindset – we want to win all four trophies.

“Beating Yeovil earlier in the season was a great game for us, but it will be a different team this time and we will need to be ready.

“Playing against Chelsea is like a cup final for every other team and we are well aware of that.”

Yeovil goalkeeper Beth Howard said: "It's a big game but we go into every game knowing we deserve to be here. We can't be full-time, that's well documented, but we deserve to be in the WSL1. We fought to be here and it doesn't matter who we're playing we'll go out and show why we deserve to be here and put up a fight.

"Obviously the result won't put us through whether we win or not but hopefully it can take a little off our shoulders because we've shown in games when we get the ball down and play it with confidence we're tough to stop going forwards with it.

"Hopefully in the next game against Chelsea we can do more of that and show that we really can play. When you're in the position that we are you have to go into every game fighting. Any point is a point for us. Where we get them from doesn't matter."

Kingsmeadow Stadium
422A Jack Goodchild Way
Kingston Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 3PB

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