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
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Kathrine Møller Kühl, Lucia Kendall
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Finding that finishing touch has been a consistent issue for a side that has failed to take another step forward after last year. Sorensen's Toffees currently hold the lowest goal tally of any WSL club with 10, three fewer than each of the clubs beneath it in the table. With that being said, the club did give Arsenal a bit of a scare a week or so ago. The Toffees managed to knot the contest at one through Katja Snoeijs in the 24', but a Beth Mead goal just before half proved to be enough to lock up all the points for the Gunners.

Aurora Galli and captain Megan Finnigan are the only two players with multiple goals through 12 league contests. In search of some form in the second half, EFC added midfielder Kathrine Kühl on loan from Arsenal, and England youngster Eleanor Dale. Kuhl made her debut for the side from Liverpool last weekend against Leicester on the right flank. In her 61 minutes, the Dane was one of two players from the home side with more than one attempted shot.

Dale, a former Nebraska Cornhusker was the leading scorer in Division I collegiate soccer over in the United States in 2023 with 28 goals. Given she just recently was announced as a new player on the first of February, her debut may have to wait another week.