WOMEN'S PREVIEW | Charlton Women vs Chelsea Women’s Cup FA Fourth Round

On Sunday Charlton Athletic Women will host FA Women's Super League outfit Chelsea in the Women's FA Cup Fourth Round. The Addicks will be hoping to get a shock result against one of the best teams in the country and try to gain a boost after enduring a difficult campaign in the league so far this season.

Chelsea are favourites to win the whol competition and will be looking to carry their very impressive form in the league into the cup. The visitors have had an excellent month, with Emma Hayes nominated for Manager of the Month for the third time this term, while Bethany England and Sophie Ingle are both in contention for Player of the Month.

Charlton midfielder Charlie Estcourt hopes Sunday’s game will be a good opportunity for fans to come up and support the team against Chelsea. 

“Having the fans there and creating an atmosphere will really help us push on in the game. Obviously, it will be a tough game but to have more fans out there supporting us will be really helpful.”

Teammate Charley Clifford also understands the importance of the game and how a good performance is key for the team. 

“It’s going to be tough; we know where they are in the league. We are the underdogs and have nothing to lose, we need to leave everything on the pitch at the Oakwood”  

Last Time Out

In their last match, Charlton lost 2-1 at home to Blackburn Rovers, leaving the team in a very difficult situation in the league. Manager Riteesh Mishra is hoping the game provides a lift like they had earlier in the season when they took on another top flight side. “We played Arsenal earlier in the season, I think it was a big confidence booster for us.”  

Chelsea are on an impressive win streak as they beat champions Arsenal in a 4-1 in an away game in the league and are only one point off the top spot. 

Information About The Match

The match will take place at VCD Athletic (The Oakwood), Old Road, Crayford, DA1 4DN. Kick of time for the game will be at 2pm, with turnstiles opening from 12.30pm.

Tickets for the match are available on the day from outside the ground. Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £7 for concessions.

Parking will be limited, and we recommend using public transport. A small amount of spaces will be available for £3 on a first come first serve basis from 1pm.

If you are taking public transport then take the 96 or 492 to Old Road Perry Street if you are travelling by bus, or head to Crayford Station where you would need to walk around 20 minutes’ to the ground or you can catch the 492 bus from the station to the ground.

Article by Ahmed Delshad

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