Jonna Andersson on Chelsea Women’s spell of big games

Birmingham have had a tricky start to their campaign having lost their two opening WSL matches and they fell short of reaching the 2019/20 FA Cup final, defeated 3-0 by Everton Wednesday night.

They progressed to the semi-final by winning 4-2 on penalties (2-2 after extra-time) against Brighton & Hove Albion last Sunday and the Sweden international is anticipating a tough encounter tomorrow afternoon.

‘I expect it will be a hard game,’ Andersson admitted. ‘Of course they have played on Wednesday night but I think all the games are massive for them.

‘Teams usually step up against us and we know that. Some teams can go into the game and say there is no pressure for them, they can just go out and play because as champions we have the pressure and expectation.

‘But it’s one thing we need to learn from as well. It doesn’t matter if it’s a lower ranked team in the league, we still have to go with the mentality that it’s a tough game because we need all the points in the league if we want to be the champions again.’