2 min: Nouwen and Buchanan link up well and Perisset sends it in but Williams-Mosier collects. All Chelsea so far.
Kick-off! Vllaznia 0-0 Chelsea
Here we go! Can Chelsea secure their spot in the knock-out stage? Or can Vllaznia get their first win in the tournament?
The players will be out shortly, are we expecting a high scoring again like the reverse fixture? Let me know via Twitter and email.
Hayes also spoke about almost throwing away points against Reading in the WSL last weekend. She added: “We were 3-0 up and in a really strong position, and it was five minutes of sustained pressure that as a team we didn’t manage particularly well.
“But overall I think we played really well against Reading. As a team we always expect the best all of the time, and over the years we’ve had in this competition it’s been no different. We want to produce our best performances in every game we play.”
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes is keen for her side not to under-estimate their opponents this evening. She said: “We have to expect they will have learned from their European journey and for us to be the top professionals that we are, to make sure we’re ready for the things they’ve worked on.”
Chelsea only need a point this evening to secure their spot in the quarter-finals. If Real Madrid fail to beat Paris Saint-Germain, the other game in Chelsea’s group, then the Blues will go through even if Vllaznia defeat them.
Harriet has got in touch and come to my rescue! She has said via email: “I’ve always found that those little chocolate bars with crispy rice in them take the edge off those work-related adrenaline spikes. I personally think the Hershey’s Krackel are the best sort but they don’t come in full-size bars anymore. Wonder what everyone else thinks?” I am about to tuck into some Celebrations but any other tips will be helpful!
There has been some exciting news in women’s football today for Arsenal fans as Beth Mead has signed a new contract. The club has not specifically said how long the deal is but it’s thought to be long-term.
I have found Vllaznia’s team news!
Here’s the full team: Williams-Mosier, Popovic, Gjergji, Maliqi, Gjini, Ramadani, Franja, Doci, Shala, Cavanaugh, Lufo
Gosh you know after you’ve been stressed it feels like you’re on the top of the mountain? I have that feeling right now, just need to calm down for a few seconds haha!
Arsenal were defeated by Lyon 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium but it did not stop the London club from qualifying from the quarter-finals. They will have to beat Zurich next week in order to top the group. Their qualification came at a price though as star striker Vivianne Miedema was hit with a serious injury. Arsenal are yet to update fans but it didn’t look good when the Netherlands international was stretchered off. Read about all the action:
Okay the laptop is finally behaving itself and I have climbed down from my stress high! The adrenaline is fresh through my body so this will be an exhilarating match! Let’s have a look back at last night shall we to calm down?
I apologise for my posts right now, I’ll be back in full flow in just a moment! My laptop has decided to have a full breakdown at the worst time.
Chelsea have named their starting XI for tonight’s match.
The team is: Musovic, Nouwen, Ingle, Reiten, Kirby,Perisset, Fleming, Kerr, Charles, Buchanan, Cankovic.
I will have a search around Fife Vllaznia’s news now!
Welcome back to our coverage of the Women’s Champions League! Tonight we have Vllaznia and Chelsea. Can Chelsea deal a huge blow as they did the last time the two met? Or can the underdogs win?
Last time the two faced each other was in this competition where Chelsea won 8-0. In that match Sam Kerr became the first woman to score four goals in the group stage in the tournament. Can the Australian reach the same heights? She is named in Chelsea’s team so she could.
The team news is out so stay tuned ahead of kick-off at 5.45pm!