Chelsea Women v West Ham United Women
Barclays Women’s Super League, Kingsmeadow, Wednesday 28 September 2022, 7:05pm BST
West Ham United Women hit the road for the first time in the new Barclays Women’s Super League season as they travel to Kingsmeadow to face Chelsea.
The two teams were meant to face one another at Stamford Bridge on what was set to be the opening day of the 2022/23 campaign, but football in the United Kingdom paused as a mark of respect after the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Paul Konchesky’s Hammers are looking to bounce back after a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, whilst Chelsea secured their first win of the season, beating Manchester City 2-0 at Kingsmeadow last time out.
Here’s everything you need to know about the first London derby of the new season.
Interested in heading down to Kingsmeadow and supporting the Hammers away from home? Tickets can be purchased from Chelsea via their official website.
Tickets are priced at £9 for Adults and £1 for a Senior/Junior ticket.
How To Follow….
Wednesday’s match will be broadcast live on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, with coverage beginning around five minutes before the scheduled kick-off time of 7:05pm BST.
You can also follow the action across our social media channels. We will also have highlights and exclusive reactions for you after the final whistle.
Paul Konchesky is still only without one senior first-team player as his team face off against the Champions. Denmark international, Emma Snerle is the only confirmed absentee, with the midfielder continuing with her rehabilitation having been out for five months with a long-term injury.
Team news will be available to view at 2pm on Sunday on whufc.com and on our social media channels.
If you're planning to travel by car to Kingsmeadow, then click here for directions from our home ground, Chigwell Construction Stadium to Kingsmeadow.
If you are looking to use public transport, then the closest rail station to Kingsmeadow is Norbition, which is served by South Western Railway services from Waterloo.
From Norbiton station, leave via the back exit (Westbound platform), and take the first left onto Norbiton Avenue. At the end of the avenue, turn right Gloucester Road, and at the end of Gloucester Road turn left into Cambridge Road. The main entrance to Kingsmeadow is 400 yards down on the right. The away entrance a little further on past this on the right-hand side and is well sign posted.
Supporters may also wish to visit the National Rail website to plan their journey if traveling on the rail network.
Chelsea are still the dominant force in the Barclays Women’s Super League, having clinched their fifth title on the final day of the 2021/22 season last time out.
Emma Hayes has been at the helm for over a decade and has transformed the Club from top to bottom in her time in charge, bringing in a whole host of international superstars whilst also facilitating the progression of several young players.
The Blues have strengthened once again this summer, bringing in quality at the back in the form of France international Ève Périsset and Canadian international Kadeisha Buchanan, whilst Katerina Svitkova swapped East London for West after leaving West Ham this summer to sign a three-year-contract at Kingsmeadow.
The defending champions got off to a shaky start, losing to Liverpool on the opening day of the 2022/23 Barclays Women’s Super League season. They have since bounced back, beating Manchester City at Kingsmeadow last Sunday with Fran Kirby and Maren Mjelde scoring in a 2-0 victory.