The Football League Paper - - WOMEN'S FOOTBALL WEEKLY -

REMI Allen in­sists Birm­ing­ham City have noth­ing to fear when they travel to FA Cup win­ners Chelsea this af­ter­noon.

The Blues are a point clear of bot­tom club Bristol Academy and en­trenched in a rel­e­ga­tion scrap hav­ing scored just two league goals this term.

By con­trast, the Blues of Chelsea have their eyes on the Women’s Su­per League 1 ti­tle and come into this match on the back of last week­end’s his­toric win at Wem­b­ley.

But with Birm­ing­ham hav­ing recorded their first win of the sea­son against cham­pi­ons Liver­pool last time out, fol­lowed up with a 7-1 de­mo­li­tion of lo­cal ri­vals As­ton Villa in the Con­ti­nen­tal Tyres Cup, Eng­land midfielder Allen be­lieves her team can suc­ceed.

“Chelsea are next up and they’ll be com­ing in on a high as you would do if you’ve just won the FA Cup,” said the 24-year-old.

“But it’s more about us re­ally, and if we can get our game­plan right and play how we have been play­ing then the game will be a good one and we can take the three points.

“We are com­ing in on a high too from our last few re­sults and we are ex­cited to get out and play them.

“Last time was a 1-0 loss to them and, while we didn’t cre­ate that much, we man­aged to keep them largely quiet. So hope­fully now we are cre­at­ing chances go­ing for­ward it should be an in­ter­est­ing game.”

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