Chelsea vs Lyon on champions league
Watch Chelsea vs Lyon Preview of the second leg of the quarter finals match in the champions league where Chelsea hosts Lyon with a slight advantage with 1-0 in first leg match of championse league. They are about to face Lyon on their home ground at Stamford bridge tomorrow.
Chelsea vs Lyon women preview
The Blues hold an advantage in the tie, having claimed a narrow 1-0 away win in the first leg in France last week. Guro Reiten scored the winner with a curling strike in the 28th minute,
They could not replicate their continental victory on the domestic scene, as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at Manchester City in a top-of-the-table clash in the Women’s Super League. Lauren Hemp scored and provided an assist in the first half to help her side claim their first league win over the Blues since 2017 and also leapfog them in the standings.
Lyon, meanwhile, rebounded from their Champions League disappointment with an emphatic 6-0 home win over Guingamp in the French league. Signe Bruun’s first half brace put Les Fenottes on their way to victory, while Danielle van de Donk wrapped up the scoring in the 81st minute.
The Blues will now turn their attention to their European campaign, and they will be confident of protecting their first-leg lead, having progressed from all three of their previous Champions League quarter-final ties.
Emma Hayes’s side have also proven to be an invincible force on home turf this season, winning all 12 of their home matches across all competitions.
Having won the Champions League on eight occasions, Lyon are the record winners of the competition, but they will need to mount a fightback on Thursday if they are to remain in the hunt for a ninth European title.
Sonia Bompastor‘s side warmed up for the all-important second leg with a statement 6-0 victory over Guingamp on Saturday.
Signe Bruun scored a brace to get Lyon up and running, before Vicki Becho, Ada Hegerberg, Eugenie Le Sommer and Danielle van de Donk all added their names to the scoresheet, ensuring that Les Fenottes remain one point clear of Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Division 1 Feminine table.
As Lyon turn their attention to Thursday’s encounter, they can draw inspiration from the fact that have only failed to progress from just one of their 13 European quarter-finals.
The visitors have already claimed victory in the English capital this season with a 1-0 win over Arsenal in the group stage, and a repeat of that scoreline would send the last-eight tie to extra time.
Chelsea are still unable to call upon the injured trio of Pernille Harder, Katerina Svitkova and Fran Kirby.
Erin Cuthbert was forced off in the second half against Man City, and she is a major doubt for Thursday’s second leg.
The Blues are hopeful that Millie Bright can return to the backline after missing Sunday’s defeat due to an injury that she picked up against Lyon last week.
Lyon, meanwhile, are set to travel to London without Griedge Mbock, Amandine Henry and Catarina Macario, who are all struggling with injury issues.
Hegerberg scored within a minute of her introduction at the weekend after making her long-awaited return from injury, but due to her lack of match fitness, she will have to settle for a place on the bench once again.
After missing out on a starting place for the first leg, Selma Bacha could feature from the off after playing the entirety of Saturday’s comfortable win over Guingamp, where she provided two assists.
Chelsea vs Lyon head to head stats
This will be the fifth meeting between the two sides. Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester City was the first time they failed to score in 25 WSL games.
Lyon have won ten of their last 11 games across competitions, scoring at least twice in each win. Their sole defeat in this run came in last week’s first leg.
Chelsea are on a 19-game winning run at home. Three of their four meetings with Lyon have had goals at both ends.
Chelsea vs Lyon prediction
Lyon’s impressive European record proves that they rarely falter at the quarter-final stage, but we think that they may struggle to mount a turnaround on Thursday.
Chelsea have won all 12 of their competitive home games this season, and we believe that they will claim another victory to move into the semi-finals.