News from London: Chelsea Women v Brighton preview: vital stretch ahead

There is no time to sulk about losing the chance to hoist the club’s first piece of silverware of the season. A chaotic six matches await Chelsea in March that very well could decide their destiny in the three remaining competitions. This stretch begins with a make-up fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion, a side that has given the west London outfit plenty of issues in the past. It will be the first WSL matchup for the Blues since their 3-2 triumph over Tottenham at Brisbane Road at the beginning of February.

Similar to Arsenal over the weekend, Jens Scheuer’s side is in desperation mode. The south coast side is currently sitting just two points ahead of Leicester City in the battle to stay alive with two games in hand. Scheuer’s team has collected just two points in the last five contests, including an embarrassing loss to Aston Villa in which they allowed five first-half goals.

In a game where taking just one percent off of your effort on that particular day will make all the difference, the Blues need to think of the Seagulls as the consistent mid-table side they have been in the past.