Blues prepared for Birmingham test

Following today’s game, Chelsea will have just three league fixtures remaining with visits to Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur before our final home game of the season against Reading.

Chelsea’s upcoming games, including today’s match against Birmingham are must-wins if the Blues are to retain our WSL title and Carter says the Blues will prepare for the visit of Birmingham in the same way we did for our Champions League quarter-final in midweek.

She added: ‘It’s that tight at the top that any mistake can cost you the league, so we have to go into our game against Birmingham with as much preparation as we went into the Wolfsburg game with.

‘We’ve got to respect what they are good at and be ready to take on that challenge and get three points.’

Today’s game kicks-off at 12.30pm and is available to watch on the BBC Red Button, with live coverage beginning at 12.20pm.