Chelsea v Paris Saint-Germain: Women’s Champions League – live

Key events

10 min: Bright does well to find Kerr, the team work it through the players and Reiten pops a great cross in but Charles’ touch isn’t controlled. James wins it again from Karchoui but PSG win it back quickly and Diani is in a great position. Buchanan gets back again and concedes a corner.

8 min: Chelsea have a corner after a Reiten cross is headed out. Reiten takes the set piece and the kick is hit by Ingle but Bouhaddi collects. PSG counter through Li to Baltimore, Buchanan does really well to get back and thwart the chance. Li gets in a good position again, rifling off a shot but Musovic collects. It’s end-to-end!

6 min: Martens does well to get the ball into the box but Chelsea do enough to repel it initially, PSG come back though and Baltimore fires a chance but it is just wide. An early warning sign for the hosts there, PSG want the win. Chelsea work it up the pitch this time but Ingle’s pass to Kirby has too much on it and it’s out of play.

4 min: PSG are playing the ball out the back and it looked like a loose ball but the visitors have maintained possession. But James does well to muscle Karchaoui off the ball but the French team win it back quickly.

2 min: Chelsea get the ball up, showing where they want to be, but PSG defend well early doors.

Kick-off! Chelsea 0-0 PSG

Here we go! Who will top the group? We will find out over the next 90 minutes …

The players are out on the pitch and we are just minutes from kick-off! Stamford Bridge looks quite full so it will be interesting to find out how many fans are there.

What a way to end the year, at Stamford Bridge! Chelsea are ready to go, are you?

Two matches have already been played today and there have been some huge results. Roma defeated Slavia Praha 3-0 but Wolfsburg secured a huge 8-2 victory over St Polten. Roma and Wolfsburg had already secured their knock-out places before the games but statement wins round off their group stage.

The next edition of the top 100 female footballers is out and ready for you to discuss! Have a look at the latest edition and get involved in the comment section:

It wasn’t the only win for Arsenal last night as their forward Beth Mead secured Sports Personality of the Year thanks to her sensational summer with the Lionesses. You can read all about it:

Arsenal managed to finish top of their group last night when they thrashed Zurich 9-1! It was a match full of action so catch up with it all here:

And Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson has commented on Chelsea’s good form since losing to Liverpool in the opening day of the WSL season: “I think what’s great with us is we’re human, we can have bad performances, but we always make sure we don’t make it a habit. Since my time at Chelsea that has always been the case. We’ve always bounced back from a single bad incident or a single bad performance, I think that’s why we have been so successful.”

Magdalena Eriksson Photograph: Florion Goga/Reuters

Hayes has commented on her pride for her team for their continued success. “We have to be extremely grateful for this team,” she said. “It’s a team that’s been at the top – at least domestically – for a long time. The fact we can continue to maintain a set of standards we live and die by is the thing we can be most proud of. The hardest thing to do is to keep winning. Credit to the players for getting us to the halfway point.”

While fans and the media may be focused on what Chelsea need to do to top their group, Emma Hayes has said it would be the worst mindset for her players to have if they made that the focus of the match. She said: “When you’re thinking, ‘as long as you don’t lose by a certain number’, that’s a catastrophic headspace and one I won’t entertain. We play to win every game. That is what you learn over the years – last year was such a learning curve for the team. Training has been hard for many reasons. If the team aspires for the biggest things, it has to train with that application and stimulate different overloads.”

Emma Hayes
Emma Hayes Photograph: John Walton/PA

As this is my last live blog of 2022 I would love to hear what your highlight of the year has been! That could be sporting, a personal achievement or anything at all! I will share mine first, the highlight of 2022 for me was covering the Euros final. Not only did England win but I could share all the action with all of you. Let me know your highlight via Twitter, @rendellx, or email.

Chelsea have named their team for this evening and Emma Hayes has made five changes from their win over Vllaznia last week.

Chelsea starting XI: Musovic; Charles, Buchanan, Bright, Eriksson; Ingle, Cuthbert; James, Kirby, Reiten; Kerr.

PSG, meanwhile, have made three changes from their win over Real Madrid.

PSG starting XI: Bouhaddi; Li, De Almeida, Ilestedt, Karchaoui; Jean-François, Geyoro, Fazer; Martens, Diani, Baltimore.

Welcome back to our coverage of the Women’s Champions League and tonight we have the last few games of the group stage! We will be bringing you Chelsea v Paris Saint-Germain but I will keep you updated on the other matches happening this evening. Chelsea and PSG have both already qualified for the quarter-finals but the game at Stamford Bridge today is a battle for top of the group. The Blues need to avoid a defeat by two goals or more to top the group with PSG needing a victory by two goals or more.

It is the last match for both teams before the Christmas break and they will want to close 2022 with a bang!

But who has been named for the teams? The news is out so stay tuned ahead of kick-off at 8pm GMT.

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