Chelsea vs Everton Women's Super League preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, previous meetings, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
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Newly crowned back-to-back Continental Cup champions Chelsea will be looking to register their fourth Women's Super League win in a row when they visit Walton Hall Park to face Everton Women.

The fixture will be going ahead despite an arson attack that has damaged some of the pitch side scaffolding and netting. Thankfully, there were no injuries from the incident which is now being investigated by police. 

Willie Kirk's Everton sit comfortably in fifth place of the WSL table. A win would see them just one point behind Arsenal, who sit in fourth. A win for Emma Hayes would see them retain their first place spot, as the season enters its final stages.

The match will kick off at 19:00pm GMT at Walton Hall Park.

  • Team News

Chelsea will be without lynchpin right back Maren Mjelde, who suffered an injury against Bristol City in the final of the Continental Cup. There has yet to be a statement from the club detailing the injury, but Chelsea will be without the Norwegian for the rest of the season.

Bethany England is also a question mark for this upcoming fixture after sustaining a concussion in Chelsea's second-leg match with Atletico Madrid. Boss Emma Hayes did however indicate her omission at the weekend was purely precautionary and that England will be returning to the squad as soon as possible.

In anticipation of her upcoming opponent, Chelsea boss Emma Hayes told Chelsea's official website: "I know how tough they are going to be, I see how difficult it was for Man City to try and break them down and I know all eyes will be on us."

Jill Scott's performance of late has been a saving grace for Everton, registering goals against Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City in their two most recent games.

Willie Kirk will be looking to improve on Everton's sluggish start against Birmingham City, speaking to the Liverpool Echo he stated: "I thought it was a really poor start from us. We still never really got the flow of our game going."

  • Predicted Line-Ups

Chelsea: Musovic (GK), Bright, Eriksson, Andersson, Charles, Ji, Leupolz, Kirby, Harder, Reiten, Kerr.

Everton Women: MacIver (GK), Raso, Finnigan, Sevecke, Turner, Christiansen, Lehmann, Scott, Emslie, Gauvin, Sorensen. 

  • Ones To Watch

The pace of Claire Emslie will challenge Chelsea both in wide positions and will think nothing of taking advantage of any lapses in Chelsea's focus.

Pernille Harder has dropped to a more central location of late for Chelsea and has maintained her goal scoring ways. The Danish star was responsible for their most recent win against the Toffees in November.

  • Previous Meetings

Everton may have kept Chelsea from reaching the final of the FA Cup last year, but the last Women's Super League meeting between these two sides saw Chelsea register a convincing 4-0 win at Kingsmeadow.

Goals from Ji So-Yun, Bethany England and Pernille Harder had the Toffees undone, but Everton are looking somewhat revitalised so this match will be anything but a walk in the park.

  • How To Watch

The match will kick off at 19:00pm (GMT) at Walton Hall Park and will be shown on the FA Player.

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