United Women preview v Chelsea 2 February 2022 – Man Utd

Manchester United Women travel to Chelsea for a much-anticipated Continental Tyres League Cup semi-final on Wednesday night.
Having defeated Bridgwater United Women 2-0 in the Women’s FA Cup on Sunday, Marc Skinner’s side visit the capital looking to extend a seven-game unbeaten run and progress to the final.

Here’s all the information you need ahead of this huge fixture…
HOW TO WATCH
If you are not travelling to Kingsmeadow on Wednesday evening and would like to follow the action, the game is being broadcast in the UK on the BBC’s iPlayer, website and red button, as well as the FA Player.
Alternatively, you can keep up to date via the Manchester United App, where we will bring you the team news, as well as updates at half-time and full-time.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 19:00 GMT.
TEAM NEWS
None of Marc Skinner’s three signings on WSL deadline day made their United debut against Bridgwater on Sunday, although Diane Caldwell was named among the substitutes. The Republic of Ireland defender and Denmark forward Signe Bruun are ready for the call, but Jade Moore is still working towards full fitness after a spell without playing.

Lucy Staniforth is the only other confirmed absentee, as Kirsty Hanson, who recently returned to training, could be in contention for a return.
Martha Harris is back in the squad and was involved against Bridgwater, coming off the bench after the hour mark.
FORM GUIDE
The Reds extended the run of victories and clean sheets to seven matches with Sunday’s 2-0 FA Cup fourth-round triumph over Bridgwater.
Currently sitting third in the WSL table, Marc Skinner’s side have been in inspired form since the turn of the year, having now scored 20 goals across that winning run.
As for the hosts, Chelsea occupy second spot in the WSL, one point above the Reds.
The Londoners also progressed in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, defeating Aston Villa 3-1 away, extending their own unbeaten run to four matches.
In their quarter-final of the Continental Cup, Chelsea overcame West Ham 4-2 with Pernille Harder, joint second in the goalscoring table for the competition, netting a hat-trick.
RIVALS WATCH
Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur go head to head in the other Continental Cup semi-final. The fixture is due to take place at the Manchester City Academy Stadium on Thursday night at 19:00 GMT.
TICKETS FOR OLD TRAFFORD

The first United Women’s match to be played in front of fans at Old Trafford is due to kick off at 12:00 BST on Sunday 27 March*, against Everton. For more details, or to book your seats now for this historic game, visit our dedicated tickets page.

*Fixture date is subject to broadcast selection changes.
The Reds go safely through in the Women's FA Cup, thanks to a goal in each half in Somerset.
England midfielder Jade Moore is reunited with Marc Skinner after joining the Reds.
The prolific Danish striker is our third and final arrival on deadline day.
The experienced Ireland international defender joins the Reds after a spell in the USA.
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