#ContiCup: Midweek semi-finals

Chelsea's Fran Kirby in action against West Ham
Chelsea edged West Ham 3-2 in their December league meeting. (Photo: Kate Green for The FA)

FA Women’s Continental Cup holders Chelsea host West Ham in the first of Wednesday’s semi-finals, before Bristol City take on Leicester City.

Wednesday 3 February

Conti Cup semi-finals

Chelsea v West Ham United (5pm) – live on The FA Player
Bristol City v Leicester City (7.30pm) – live on The FA Player

Fresh from Sunday’s 4-0 win over Spurs, league leaders Chelsea host West Ham, who were on the wrong end of a 4-0 result at Manchester City.

Blues boss Emma Hayes told chelseafc.com“I’ve watched West Ham under their new manager and I know they will provide a very stern test for me.

‘They are a big team, they are good from set-pieces, they are aggressive in the second balls. They are direct in their play, they get numbers around and are going to make it hard.”

Bristol City received a big boost with Saturday’s victory over Brighton, their first in the league this season, and are home again but this time against an inform Leicester City, who sit top of the Championship table.

Foxes manager Jonathan Morgan said: “It’s uncharted territory for us, but we’re really proud to be where we are. We’ve got to be at our very best to compete with them.”

The final will be staged at Watford FC’s Vicarage Road ground on Sunday 14 March.

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