Vllaznia vs Chelsea UWCL: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Ali Rampling
Sam Kerr netted four goals when Chelsea last faced Vllaznia
Sam Kerr netted four goals when Chelsea last faced Vllaznia / Bryn Lennon/GettyImages

Chelsea can secure their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Friday evening when they travel to Albania to face Vllaznia, a side they thrashed 8-0 in the recent reverse fixture.

Victory will see the Blues into the last eight as group winners, ensuring Emma Hayes's side will have successfully navigated a particularly tough group stage draw and avoided a repeat of last season's shock early exit from the competition.

Chelsea face a Vllaznia side who are now just playing for pride, rooted to the bottom of the group after four defeats in four outings in Europe.

Where to watch Vllaznia vs Chelsea UWCL on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Friday 16 December, 17:45 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Loro Boriçi Stadium
TV channel/live stream? DAZN UEFA Women's Champions League YouTube
Referee? Karoline Wacker (GER)

Chelsea team news

Chelsea were able to rest a number of players during Sunday's WSL victory over Reading, with Lauren James, Guro Reiten, Kadeisha Buchanan and Sam Kerr all dropping to the bench.

Pernille Harder remains a long-term absentee for the Blues as she continues her comeback from a hamstring injury.

Vllaznia vs Chelsea score prediction

Chelsea were emphatic victors over Vllaznia during the pair's last meeting, running out 8-0 winners and Sam Kerr netting four goals.

Their opening group stage fixture against Real Madrid aside, Vllaznia have been comfortably beaten in each of their Champions League outings this term. It should be a straightforward evening for the Blues, seeing them book their quarter final place as group winners.

Prediction: Vllaznia 0-4 Chelsea