Matildas Abroad: Kerr and Chelsea through to quarter finals, Checker top of the table

Chelsea make the final eight in the FA Cup, Serie A Femminile heads into its last round while the Norwegian league kicks off.

Here's a look at what's to come for the Westfield Matildas abroad. 

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Chelsea has progressed through to the quarter finals of the FA Cup after recording a 3-0 win over Everton. While there was no Fran Kirby, Sam Kerr was still at her sensational best, playing a role in all three of the Blues' goals. 

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It was her ball which teed up Guro Reiten for the opener. In the second half she scored a goal of her own, outmuscling the Everton defence and finishing strongly past Sandy MacIver in the Toffees' goal.

Finally, Kerr's lofted pass found Jess Carter whose header snuck in with the help of a deflection. Hayley Raso played a full game for Everton. The quarter finals will take place in September 2021. 


The penultimate round in France sees Ellie Carpenter's Lyon take on Bordeaux in a second against third battle. Lyon is still one point behind leaders PSG but the pair will play in a catch up fixture at the end of May which will decide the title. 

Elsewhere in France, Laura Brock's Guingamp face Dijon, while Mary Fowler and Montpellier host Soyaux-Charente. 


Kyah Simon and Amy Harrison will look to play their part as PSV take on Ajax in the Championship playoffs in the Netherlands.

PSV has a good record against Ajax in recent times, defeating the team 1-0 in the KNVB Cup semi final before following it up with a 2-1 in an earlier match in the Championship playoff. 

PSV sit one point behind FC Twente with only two matches to play before the league is decided. 


Midweek Dylan Holmes and BK Häcken defeated Djurgården. With a quick turnaround, the team will back that up with a match against Eskilstuna. 

Vittsjö and its Aussie duo - Emily Gielnik and Clare Polkinghorne - travel to Linköping. 

Rest of the World 

Aivi Luik's Sevilla take on Granadilla Tenerife. The teams are eighth and seventh respectively. Over in the US, Chloe Logarzo's Kansas City will look to better its opening round draw when it plays Houston Dash. 


Emma Checker and her Selfoss side have continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 4-3 victory over Thróttur Reykjavík. In the last round of the Italian league, Alex Huynh's Napoli finishes its season against Roma. 

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In Denmark, Indiah-Paige Riley and her Fortuna Hjørring side take on Thisted, while in Germany Beattie Goad's SV Meppen play Sand in the second last round of the season. 

Finally, the Norwegian Toppeserien kicks off this weekend with Teagan Micah's IL Sandviken facing off against Kolbotn.