Read what Chelsea manager has to say ahead of Champions League final against Barcelona tonight

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The Chelsea men only lost the FA Cup final to Leicester City on Saturday evening, but the Blues fans can now cheer on the women’s team as they play in the Champions League final tonight.

A week on from winning their second consecutive Women’s Super League title, Chelsea women have the opportunity to win the biggest trophy — the Champions League.

It’s a first ever Champions League final for the Chelsea women, and the women’s coach Emma Hayes is very proud of her team, and revealed that she’s treating the Champions League final like every other game.

Hayes said: “The realities are we are one game away from becoming Champions of Europe and I wouldn’t want to be in another dressing room. It’s a group of fantastic women that have led from the front, not just this season, but throughout my time here.

“One thing you gain with experience is wisdom and with wisdom comes a better understanding of how to manage the biggest moments.

“When I say to everybody this is just another game for us, that’s because I treat every game like the Champions League final. For me, it’s no different.

“There may be more media here, more watching eyes this week but the realities are, this is a game we love to play. It’s a team that loves to be together and we love to be challenged by the biggest moments.

“There is no bigger opportunity than to play Barcelona in what I think with be the most watched women’s game, at least of this year.

“I’m excited about it, I feel relaxed about the game because I know the qualities in the dressing room.”

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