By Ali Rampling
Top spot in Champions League Group A will be decided on Thursday night at Stamford Bridge, while top-placed Chelsea host a PSG side on their heels.
Both sides are already confident of their place in the quarter-finals, and the Blues are currently three points clear of PSG following a 1-0 win in Paris in October. First place will go to Chelsea if they avoid defeat – and they can also lose 1-0 and still win the group on goal difference.
For PSG, only winning and scoring at least twice will see them leapfrog Chelsea and progress as group winners, leaving an enticing match hanging in the balance to look forward to.
Where to watch Chelsea vs PSG UWCL on TV/live stream
When is kick-off? Thursday December 22, 20:00 (GMT)Where is the game played? Stamford BridgeTV channel/live stream? DAZN UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube
Chelsea squad news
Emma Hayes confirmed it Chelsea they have the same squad availability they had for last week’s win at Vllaznia, with only long-term absentee Pernille Harder continuing to miss out with a hamstring injury.
PSG team news
PSG are left without talismanic striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto, who is still sidelined after sustaining an ACL injury during the group stages of Euro 2022. Jackie Groenen and Estelle Cascarino were not named in PSG’s matchday squad at cause of disease.
Ramona Bachmann will return to West London for the first time since leaving Chelsea in 2020, while PSG captain Grace Geyoro was reportedly a transfer target for the Blues in summer.
Chelsea vs PSG score prediction
Chelsea recorded one of the most impressive results of the season when they won 1-0 in Paris in October, leaving them in pole position to qualify for the quarter-finals as group winners. Performances have not necessarily been convincing of late against Real Madrid, Reading and Vllaznia, but have ensured the results needed to leave them in a healthy position heading into the Christmas break.
PSG have improved since a stuttering start to their Champions League campaign, which saw them lose to Chelsea and draw with Real Madrid. They recently overcame rivals Lyon for the league title and Thursday should be a closely contested fixture. In the end, there may be nothing to separate the sides but Chelsea will leave the happiest.
Prediction: Chelsea – PSG 1-1
This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Chelsea vs PSG – UWCL: TV Channel, Live Stream, Team News & Predictions.