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Chelsea Ladies will begin their 2018 Women’s FA Cup campaign with a game away against London Bees.

Although Chelsea Ladies have previously beaten London Bees 13-0 and 8-0 in the Continental Cup, in 2016 they knocked us out in the first round of that competition when the tie went to penalties.

“It was a real lesson to us not to underestimate any opponent, regardless of the league standing,” said Chelsea Ladies boss Emma Hayes, reacting to today’s draw.

“A cup game is a cup game and if you don’t prepare properly for it then you’ll get turned over.

“We can’t afford to be in that position again and the team are very much aware of that day. I’m sure they’ll want the opportunity to put it right. They won’t be underestimated by our dressing room, I can assure you of that.”

The game against London Bees will be played the weekend of 3/4 February.

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