Opponents are swarming

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Stamford the Lion learns that he’s going to face a swarm of Bees


Chelsea FC Women kick off their 2018 Women’s FA Cup campaign in four weeks’ time with an away game against London Bees.

It is the only London derby in the fourth-round draw.

Emma Hayes’ side will play the WSL2 side – currently eighth out of 10 in their league – on the weekend of February 3/4.

Chelsea FC Women’ record against London Bees is generally impressive, with 13-0 and 8-0 wins recorded in the Continental Cup, but in 2016 the Bees knocked the Blues out of the League Cup on penalties.

“A cup game is a cup game and if you don’t prepare properly for it then you’ll get turned over,” said Hayes on learning of the draw result. “The team won’t be underestimated by our dressing room, I can assure you of that.”

Champions Manchester City Women start their defence of the Women’s FA Cup with an away tie at second-tier Brighton & Hove Albion.

Chelsea last lifted the trophy in 2015.

Full draw:

Durham v Sheffield

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough

Sunderland v Derby County or Brighouse Town

Keynsham Town v Lewes

Tottenham Hotspur v Doncaster Rovers Belles

Liverpool v Watford

Cardiff City v Oxford United

The New Saints v Chichester City

Millwall v Coventry United

Reading v Birmingham City

Plymouth Argyle v Leicester City

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City

Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic

Yeovil Town v Arsenal

London Bees v Chelsea

Everton v Bristol City