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Chelsea vs Barcelona lineups: Starting XIs, confirmed team news for Women’s Champions League Final

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Two of Europe’s top clubs face off this evening as Chelsea and Barcelona go head to head in the Women’s Champions League Final.

Chelsea have already won the Women’s Super League title and League Cup this season, and with the Champions League and FA Cup still to play for, Emma Hayes’ side could be celebrating an historic quadruple season.

The problem for Chelsea? They face a Barcelona side who boast a perfect LaLiga recent with 26 wins from 26 this season, boasting the likes of Jennifer Hermoso and Lieke Mertens in attack.

Hermoso and Mertens start in Gothenburg on Sunday, and the Chelsea defence will have to be at their best to keep out Lluis Costes’ Barca Femeni.

Alexia Putellas was seen training alone with a bandage on her thigh on Saturday, but also starts. Howeverm Barca’s former Liverpool and Arsenal forward Asisat Oshoala is not fit.

As for Chelsea, star duo Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr lead the front line, while goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger may need to perform more penalty heroics should the game go the distance to a shootout.

Chelsea vs Barcelona lineups

Chelsea: Berger, Charles, Bright, Eriksson, Carter, Leupolz, Ingle, Ji, Harder, Kirby, Kerr

Subs: Musovic, Telford, Blundell, England, Reiten, Fleming, Cuthbert, Spence, Andersson, Fox, Beever-Jones

Barcelona: Panos, Maria Leon, Hermoso, Marta, Hamraoui, Alexia, Patri, Aitana, Leila, Graham, Martens

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