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Chelsea striker Sam Kerr – who announced her engagement to USWNT star Kristie Mewis this week – has said the team are not underestimating their opposition: “They are riding a wave at the moment – that can be dangerous. You saw with the results against Wolfsburg and Arsenal – to beat two really good teams over both legs – it shows they are an amazing team. You can’t take any team lightly in the Champions League.”

Sam Kerr
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Here is a round-up of the WCL action that took place yesterday, including a comeback from defending champions Barcelona:

There are three other WCL matches happening today. Two have already kicked off with Bayern Munich leading PSG 1-0 and Hacken and Real Madrid drawing 1-1. The other match, Roma v Ajax, kicks off at 8pm GMT. I will keep you up to date with those scores as the evening unfolds.

Paris FC manager Sandrine Soubeyrand has named Alsu Abdullina in her matchday squad, the defender is currently on loan to the French club from Chelsea and starts from the bench.

Alsu Abdullina
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The team news is in! Chelsea will not have captain Millie Bright as she does not make the matchday squad. Sam Kerr will have the skipper duties for the evening.

Chelsea: Berger, Nusken, Carter, James, Lawrence, Fleming, Kaneryd, Kerr, Charles, Cuthbert, Buchanan

Paris FC, meanwhile, have named a strong team including last week’s goalscorer Julie Dufour.

Paris FC: Nnadozie, Bogaert, Greboval, Sissoko, Soyer, Corboz, Korosec, Thiney, Dufour, Mateo, Bourdieu

Preamble

Hello and welcome back to the Women’s Champions League! Tonight we have a juicy fixture between Chelsea and Paris FC.

The French club have already knocked two previous winners out of the tournament. In the qualifying rounds they faced Arsenal and Wolfsburg, beating both to reach the group stage. However, they have shown they are beatable after falling to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Hacken in the first round.

Chelsea, meanwhile, recorded a draw in their first WCL group stage match against Real Madrid. The result was contentious as Real scored a controversial penalty and Chelsea had their final goal chalked off for offside, the WSL holders will be looking for their first European win of the season tonight.

The Blues will be doing so at Stanford Bridge, albeit in front of a limited crowd. Chelsea only put 5,000 tickets on sale – more on this story shortly.

Team news will be dropping soon so stay tuned for updates. The biggest story to watch out for is if Chelsea captain Millie Bright is involved, manager Emma Hayes had said she is in doubt for the game in the build-up. Kick-off coming at 8pm GMT.

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