Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of This Week's Women's Champions League Fixtures

Chelsea and Arsenal both head to Germany as the group stages come to their conclusion
14:05, 14 Dec 2021

The group stage of the Women’s Champions League concludes this week with both Chelsea and Arsenal in action. Both English sides are in a strong position to qualify but Emma Hayes’ Blues have got the trickiest scenario of the two clubs. Both head into these fixtures with reverse fortunes from their most recent Women’s Super League matches, with reigning champions Chelsea falling to a surprise defeat against Reading and current table-toppers Arsenal comfortably beating strugglers Leicester City. 

Here is all you need to know ahead of matchday six in Europe’s premiere competition...

Hoffenheim v Arsenal

Where: Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion, Hoffenheim

When: Wednesday 15th December

Kick-off: 8pm

How to watch: DAZN UWCL YouTube channel

Sportsman stat: Arsenal have won eight of their last 10 Champions League matches outside of England (L2).

Hoffenheim still have a slim chance of qualifying for the knockout stages, but it would have to mean beating Jonas Eidevall’s side by several goals as the Gunners defeated them 4-0 in the reverse fixture. The German side will be boosted by their victory over HB Købe last time out which, following Arsenal’s heavy defeat against Barcelona, brought them three points closer to the Gunners. However, Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall will be delighted with how his players responded against Leicester at the weekend following their Barca battering and he will be feeling confident ahead of tonight’s clash.

Arsenal are 8/13 to win with Betfred*

Wolfsburg v Chelsea

Where: AOK Stadion, Wolfsburg

When: Thursday 16th December 

Kick-off: 8pm 

How to watch: DAZN UWCL YouTube channel

Sportsman stat: Wolfsburg have only lost two of their last 27 matches in all competitions and have won nine of the last 10 at home, scoring three or more goals in all but one of those games.

Following a surprise defeat to Reading in the WSL at the weekend, Emma Hayes might be slightly concerned heading into the final group stage tie. Following Chelsea’s stalemate with Juventus last week, the Blues have been left with work to do to guarantee their place in the knockout stages alongside the Italian giants. 

They may be top of the group but the draw last time out meant Juventus are through due to their head-to-head record. This is where the draw in the reverse fixture with Wolfsburg at home could come back to haunt them. There will be increasing pressure on last year’s finalists and Hayes faces her toughest test in the season so far and she must ensure her side avoid defeat to keep their European dream alive.

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes
Chelsea boss Emma Hayes

Full fixture list

Wednesday 15th December

Lyon v Häcken, 5:45pm

Bayern Munich v Benfica, 5:45pm

Barcelona v HB Køge, 8pm

Hoffenheim v Arsenal, 8pm

Thursday 16th December

Paris Saint-Germain v Breidablik, 5:45pm

Real Madrid v Zhytlobud-1, 5:45pm

Juventus v Servette FCCF, 8pm

Wolfsburg v Chelsea, 8pm

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