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Chelsea women are back in Women’s Champions League action tonight as they host Paris FC in Group D. The Blues come into the match second in the table following their 2-2 draw away at Real Madrid last week while Paris FC are currently bottom as they went down 2-1 to BK Hacken.

Emma Hayes was left fuming at the end of Chelsea’s match against Real. Several decisions went against her team including a dubious penalty being awarded to the hosts in the second half and Niamh Charles’ seeming stoppage time winner being ruled out for offside.

Still, they came away with a deserved point and will have their sights set on picking three more up against Paris FC. The French side have already proven their credentials during qualifying. They knocked out Arsenal and Wolfsburg in consecutive rounds on their way to the group stages and will want to put in a strong showing at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea vs Paris FC live

Chelsea host Paris FC in the Women’s Champions LeagueEmma Hayes’ side drew 2-2 with Real Madrid last time outThe Blues are second in Group D and looking for their first win of the group stagesChelsea XI: Berger, Lawrence, Buchanan, Carter, Charles, Cuthbert, Nusken, Rytting Kaneryd, James, Fleming, KerrParis FC XI: Nnadozie, Soyer, Sissoko, Greboval, Bogaert, Korosec, Thiney, Corboz, Mateo, Bourdieu, Dufour12’ CLOSE! – Bourdieu slips in behind and drills one at Berger (CHE 0-0 PAR)Show latest update


Chelsea 0-0 Paris FC

That is a shocker from Lauren James. Erin Cuthbert receives the ball on the right side of the pitch and threads a pass across to Sam Kerr.

Kerr draws in the nearest centre-backs but lets the ball run through to James. She’s one-on-one with the goalkeeper and looks to curl the ball into the top right corner.

She has to score but gets her effort all wrong and pushes the ball well wide of the post.

Mike Jones23 November 2023 20:23


Chelsea 0-0 Paris FC

18 mins: A wonderful ball over the top drops for Sam Kerr who touches it into the box. She’s tracked well and as Kerr checks back inside to roll the ball onto her right foot she’s tackled and Paris boot the loose ball clear.

Mike Jones23 November 2023 20:20


Chelsea 0-0 Paris FC

15 mins: Every time the ball comes into the central areas for Chelsea, Paris press high up the pitch and try to recover the ball.

They’re making it difficult for the Blues to play through the middle of the park and it’s allowing them a fari bit of joy in the home side’s half of the pitch.

Mike Jones23 November 2023 20:18


Chelsea 0-0 Paris FC

12 mins: Close! The ball is sent down the right wing and gets flicked into the box by Thiney. Mathilde Bourdieu collects the ball and turns towards goal.

She shoots and nails her shot straight at Ann-Katrin Berger who clings onto the ball.

Mike Jones23 November 2023 20:15


Chelsea 0-0 Paris FC

9 mins: Better from Chelsea. Lauren James pings a pass over to Jessie Fleming who dances inside and tries get a shot off. She manages it but her effort is deflected and easily caught byt the goalkeeper.

Mike Jones23 November 2023 20:13


Chelsea 0-0 Paris FC

6 mins: Thiney is getting really stuck into this match. She shuffles across and shoulders Niamh Charles off the ball forcing it out of play for a Paris throw in.

The visitors feed the ball through the middle of the pitch and slip and nice pass into the feet of Clara Mateo. Mateo weaves into the penalty and loses possession.

She goes down looking for a penalty but the referee lets play go on and there are a few boos from the ground for the ease at which Mateo hit the deck.

Evidently the Chelsea supporters remember the soft penalty that Real Madrid earned against them last week.

Mike Jones23 November 2023 20:09


Chelsea 0-0 Paris FC

3 mins: Lauren James brings the ball down the left-hand channel before laying it off to Erin Cuthbert. Cuthbert energetically shuffles her way up to the box before flicking the ball across to Niamh Charles who makes an overlapping run.

Charles drills a low cross towards the near post aiming to find Sam Kerr but Chiamaka Nndozie leaps onto the ball and smothers it before the Chelsea captain can get there.

Mike Jones23 November 2023 20:05


Kick off! Chelsea 0-0 Paris FC

Paris get the ball rolling at Stamford Bridge and boot it over to the right wing. There’s a coming together between Lauren James and Getane Thiney with the Chelsea forward winning a free kick.

Mike Jones23 November 2023 20:01


Chelsea vs Paris FC

Here come the teams. Sam Kerr leads out Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Can she help the Blues to a win tonight?

Mike Jones23 November 2023 19:57


Chelsea vs Paris FC

Emma Hayes on playing at Stamford Bridge: “I do feel like Stamford Bridge is becoming more familiar, and the more you play there, the better it will be for us.

“The team doesn’t mind where they are, but we understand for our growth and for competition regulation requirements, we have to be at Stamford Bridge – and we embrace that.”

Mike Jones23 November 2023 19:55


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