Chelsea Women vs. Everton, WSL preview, predicted XI

With a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League now secured, Chelsea Women return home for an encounter with Everton in the league.
Everton FC v Chelsea FC  - Barclays Women´s Super League
Everton FC v Chelsea FC - Barclays Women´s Super League / Lewis Storey/GettyImages
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Into the month of February we go. In the fifth match within the last two weeks, Chelsea Women meet Everton in a Women's Super League contest back in the confides of Kingsmeadow on Sunday evening. Even with both Sam Kerr and Millie Bright out since the play resumed in 2024, the west Londoners have outscored their opponents 15-3 in the last five. The west Londoners, who have been away from home over the last two contests will compete solely on home soil this month.

Hayes spoke about that in the pre-match press conference, stating, "To have four games on the bounce at home is going to be great. It is nice not to travel, nice to be home with our fans. We love Kingsmeadow, it is a brilliant pitch and the players absolutely love being there."

The Blues are unbeaten in their last three in the WSL, most recently using a second half masterclass by Lauren James to pick up an impressive clean sheet away from home. Brian Sorensen's Toffees are winless in five out of their last six including back to back losses to Leicester City. In the most recent defeat, EFC failed to test goalkeeper Lize Kop once in her first WSL match of her career. Belgium's Janice Cayman netted a brilliant left-footed goal to seal Everton's fate in the 53'.

In the last meeting between these two outfits, a first half goal by now departed Jessie Fleming and two in the final 30 minutes netted by Sam Kerr and Aggie Beever-Jones sealed the points. Similar to the latest Paris FC encounter, it was all about the side that was more clinical in the final third. EFC matched the west Londoners' shots on target total, but failed to beat Ann-Katrin Berger once.