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Eriksson set for a night to remember at the Bridge
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Magda Eriksson is looking forward to playing in front of a bumper crowd this evening
Magda Eriksson is looking forward to playing in front of a bumper crowd this evening

Chelsea skipper Magda Eriksson is relishing the prospect of playing in front of a bumper crowd at Stamford Bridge tonight.

The Blues host European champions Lyon with a lead to protect having won the first leg of their quarter-final last week. 

And Emma Hayes' side have been told the Bridge is set to record its biggest-ever attendance for a women's match.

Speaking to Chelsea's official website ahead of the Champions League decider, Eriksson said: "I'm really happy to hear about big numbers and a big crowd.

"The crowd and the team feed off each other. We love our fans and they mean so much to us. 

"It means a lot we get to have this game at Stamford Bridge, our fortress. We've had some good experiences there that will be at the front of our minds when we go out on the pitch.

"There are 90 minutes to play, maybe more, and there's a long way to go. We have to really be switched on from the start, stay together and be resilient. 

"It's about being aggressive and on the front foot when we play."

Following the 1-0 win in Lyon, secured by Guro Reiten's first-half goal, Chelsea slipped to a 2-0 defeat at fellow Women's Super League title contenders Manchester City. 

But Eriksson, 29, is convinced they will bounce back in style by seeing off Lyon before getting back on track in the league at Aston Villa on Sunday. 

The defender added: "The response has been great. We're very experienced in having games back-to-back so we know we can't dwell too long on a defeat. 

"We've talked about it, we've dealt with it and now we're ready for Lyon. 

"Playing in the Champions League is what players dream about as kids. When you go to bed, they're the games you visualise.

"You're going to see a really hungry Chelsea who want to do the best we can."


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