EMMA HAYES reckons Chelsea’s subsequent Champions League opponents might should undergo to progress within the contest.
However her WSL champs are unlikely to take their rivals Servette evenly.
The Swiss top-flight aspect hope to achieve the competitors’s final 16 for the primary time and can play an English staff for the primary time too.
Nonetheless, the membership are at the moment rooted on the backside of Group A following crushing 5-0 and 3-0 losses to Wolfsburg and Juventus of their two opening video games at this stage.
Hayes whose Blues are second within the group, stated: “To turn out to be streetwise, it’s important to undergo, it’s important to expertise one thing. Normally, that is while you’re defeated.
“For them, as a staff, they aren’t going to be at our stage simply but.
“However they’re worthy of being on this competitors, and they’re going to little doubt study from their two earlier video games.
“From these learnings, I feel they’re going to add much more on this sport.
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“They’re at all times a hazard unknown groups which have tons to realize enjoying (at residence) with a packed crowd. However competitors actually, actually issues.”
Blues skipper Magda Eriksson added: “We all know that any staff on this competitors may cause a risk if you happen to’re not on it from the beginning.
“We’ve got to be tidy on the again, now we have to be prepared for something they could throw at us and be versatile tactically as properly.”
Hayes, 45, revealed spectators are unlikely to see Lauren James make her Champions League debut with Chelsea rigorously managing the Blues striker’s return to motion.
The Blues starlet, 20, named in Uefa’s ‘ten to look at’ feminine gamers checklist this yr, was included within the Blues squad that took on Manchester Metropolis within the FA Cup semi-finals.
Hayes added: “I am in all probability leaning on giving her one other 75 minutes on Thursday relatively than the gamble for tomorrow as a result of I feel we have to simply preserve the lengthy sport in thoughts.
“Having her out there for choice is nice, however I feel she wants extra coaching days and extra bodily work.
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