Ladies switch match date

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The quickest way back to the changing room? Fran Kirby hitches a ride on Gemma Davison!


Chelsea Ladies have brought the date of their Conti Tyres cup tie against Yeovil Town forward by a day, to Saturday December 2.

The match now kicks off at Kingsmeadow at 6pm on Saturday, rather than lunchtime on Sunday.

The reason? AFC Wimbledon, who groundshare with Chelsea Ladies, have had to shift their FA Cup game against Charlton to the Sunday slot.

Tickets for the Saturday early-evening Chelsea Ladies game can be bought on the day at the stadium, and are still at bargain prices; £3 for adults, £1 juniors/seniors, or online via the Chelsea Ladies ticket information page.

Tickets already bought in advance will be valid for the new date, with refunds available for supporters no longer able to attend. Anyone requiring a refund must return their tickets to the ticket office by 5pm on Thursday November 30, as there will be no refunds after that deadline.

It means that diehard Chelsea fans will be able to do a double on December 2, with the first team playing Newcastle at the Bridge at 12.30, followed by the Ladies at Kingsmeadow at 6pm.

Meanwhile, Chelsea Ladies have been drawn against Montpellier in the Women’s Champions League quarter-finals, with the first leg being played in France. 

That game will be played on either March 21 or 22, with the return leg at Kingsmeadow a week later… forcing the scheduled Man City v Chelsea Ladies match on March 28 to be shifted to another date as both teams are on European duty.

If Chelsea succeed in beating Montpellier, it will either be Wolfsburg or Slavia Prague in the semi-finals in April, with the first leg at home.

Chelsea Ladies’ players have been on international duty this week, with Fran Kirby (pictured) scoring for England Women, and rock-solid defender Millie Bright helping to keep a clean sheet in qualification for the 2019 World Cup.

The Lionesses beat Bosnia 4-0 in Walsall, with Kirby scoring the fourth goal from the spot. England are second in their group, and next play Kazazhstan in Colchester on Tuesday.