Chelsea Women vs. BK Häcken, UWCL preview, predicted XI

Off the back of a tough defeat in north London, Chelsea Women encounter BK Häcken
in UEFA Women's Champions League play with a chance to go top of the group.

Chelsea FC Women v Paris FC: Group D - UEFA Women's Champions League 2023/24
Chelsea FC Women v Paris FC: Group D - UEFA Women's Champions League 2023/24 / Gaspafotos/MB Media/GettyImages
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The best part about playing for a club like Chelsea Women is that contests come in quick succession. If one doesn't go so well, the next one is just a few days away. After a crushing defeat in north London, Emma Hayes' crew returns to Stamford Bridge for a critical UEFA Women's Champions League fixture against the current Group D leaders, BK Hacken.

It will be the first time the English juggernauts encounters a Swedish outfit since the 2017–18 Champions League. Current CFCW shot-stopper Zecira Musovic stood between the posts for Rosengard in that round of 16 matchup.

The last time the club fell short in the Women's Super League ahead of a UWCL contest, it picked up arguably the most historic victory in its history. We're not saying that's going to happen. What we are trying to say is that if you're a Chelsea fan and need some happiness in your life, tune into the match on Thursday. It may be quite a long time before the men's team will be competing at this level.

The last time out at the Bridge in this competition, Sam Kerr was out in full force, demonstrating to Arsenal what it really takes to outdo Paris FC. Counting last season, the Blues have doubled their opponents goals in the SW6 in the Champions League. It has been a palace of success if you will.