Arsenal Women have been handed a tough away tie at Chelsea in the 5th Round of the Women’s FA Cup. Montemurro’s side will travel to Kingsmeadow on February 17th in a repeat of last year’s final at Wembley, which Chelsea won 3-1. The Gunners defeated the Blues in the 2016 final, however.
Arsenal vanquished 4th tier Crawley Wasps on Sunday with a consummate 4-0 win in the 4th Round, while Chelsea won 2-0 at Everton. Chelsea and Arsenal are both involved in the Conti Cup semi-finals this week, with Emma Hayes’ side taking on Manchester City on Wednesday, before Arsenal face Manchester United on Thursday evening at Boreham Wood.
The Gunners thrashed Chelsea 5-0 at Kingsmeadow when the teams met in the WSL back in October, a result that caused ripples throughout the division. It is highly unlikely that such a score can be repeated with Chelsea in far superior form now, having defeated Arsenal at Boreham Wood just over a fortnight ago.
We’ll have full coverage of the cup tie on Arseblog News with the usual full match preview and player reaction after the game.