This is a Chelsea Women predicted lineup for their WSL clash with Manchester United women as two of the league’s top teams battle it out at Stamford Bridge. The Blues didn’t look great against West Ham in the FA Cup last week so will be hoping to get back on track against some strong rivals.
Chelsea Women Predicted Lineup vs Manchester United Women for January 21
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How Chelsea Have Lined Up Recently
The goalkeeping position has been a revolving door with Zećira Mušović, Ann-Katrin Berger, and Hannah Hampton all starting there in recent matches. The back line has also been shifted around with Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence, Niamh Charles, Jess Carter, Maren Mjelde, and Ève Périsset all starting.
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Sophie Ingle and Erin Cuthbert has emerged as the go-to defensive midfield pairing with Sjoeke Nüsken finding herself coming off the bench recently. In the attacking midfield spots, the foursome of Johanna Rytting Kaneryd, Guro Reiten, Fran Kirby, and Lauren James share the starting spots.
Sam Kerr was the unshakeable option up front but her ACL injury saw James utilised as a false nine in the FA Cup last week, to mixed results.
Chelsea Women Recent Form and Tactics
Emma Hayes has stuck to a 4-2-3-1 lineup which has produced results. The team are unbeaten in their last four, with three wins on the bounce. A 4-1 defeat to Arsenal Women remains their only defeat this season as the table toppers have got results when needed in this campaign.
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Keeping clean sheets has proven difficult, likely due to the changes in the back line and between the sticks, thankfully goals haven’t been hard to come by. The Blues have scored three times in each of their last three outings.
Chelsea Women Injuries to Consider
While Hayes was tight-lipped as always in her pre-match press conference, we did get confirmation that Millie Bright and Cat Macario are absent. They will likely be joined by Kerr and Aniek Nouwen who both have a torn ACL.
Chelsea Women Predicted Lineup
GK – Zećira Mušović
RB – Ève Périsset
CB – Jess Carter
CB – Nathalie Björn
LB – Niamh Charles
DM – Sophie Ingle
DM – Erin Cuthbert
AM – Lauren James
AM – Guro Reiten
AM – Johanna-Rytting Kaneryd
ST – Mia Fishel