Mjelde in Twitter Q&A
news Wed 11 Oct 2017
Ahead of tonight's meeting with Bayern Munich, which is live on Chelsea TV, Ladies midfielder Maren Mjelde answered a series of fans' questions on Twitter.
The Norwegian has been in excellent form so far this season, netting three times in the WSL1 in as many matches, and she was heavily involved as we beat Bayern 1-0 in the first leg of our Champions League last-32 tie.
The return match takes place at 6pm tonight, with fans who haven't made the trip able to tune in on Chelsea TV or via our YouTube channel, and Mjelde sat down with us after training last night to answer your questions in our latest Twitter Q&A. You can see a few of her responses below.
Lewis Holman asked the midfielder who she thinks is the quickest player in the squad. Her choice of Deanna Cooper came as no surprise, as the centre-back showed time and time again in the Spring Series that she could out-pace centre-forwards. The knee injury she suffered on the eve of the season was a big blow to the squad.
Ipswich Rojillo wanted to know Mjelde's pre-match routine, from the moment she wakes up until kick-off. She responded: 'My pre-match routine is really boring! I wake up, have breakfast and I go to sleep again, then I relax!'
Following a similar theme, Siddy asked how she coped with big-match tensions - an appropriate question given the magnitude of tonight's game for the Blues. 'I stick to my routines and stay calm because it's playing football and that is something I know I can do well,' said Mjelde.
Kenny asked Maren to select the most talented footballer she had played with. There is plenty of choice for her here at Chelsea Ladies, but she opted for an international team-mate instead.
'I've played with a lot of good players but if I had to choose, I'd stick to my team mate in Norway, Caroline Hansen,' she replied.
The selection of Hansen might not be too popular with Blues fans as the striker was on target for Wolfsburg in our first meeting with the German side!
And lastly, Niveen Hazboun sent in two questions: where is her favourite place in the world and how did she know she wanted to be a footballer.
'My favourite place in the world is my home in Norway and the reason why I started playing is because my family played,' said Mjelde.
- Tune in at 6pm tonight via Chelsea TV or our YouTube channel to see how Mjelde and Chelsea Ladies get on in the second leg of the Champions League last-32 tie against Bayern Munich.