Albion Women are ready for a major test against the stars of Chelsea tonight - whoever the top-flight giants send out.

The Seagulls take on illustrious opponents in their second Continental Cup fixture after opening with a 4-2 home win over Yeovil.

Chelsea’s options include Eni Aluko, back in goalscoring action after being in the news off the field, although she has revealed the Blues could rotate their squad at Culver Road (7.45pm).

Irish international and former Chelsea full-back Sophie Perry knows Albion face a major challenge but it is one she will enjoy.

Perry spent eight years with Chelsea and played in the 2012 FA Cup final.

She is now a key figure for Albion as they look to join the elite of women’s club football.

Perry said: “It’s going to be a difficult game because Chelsea are flying at the moment and have strengthened their team over the summer.

“There are still a few players I’m friends with that are still there, like Claire Rafferty, Carly Telford and Drew Spence. It will be good to see them again.

“Closer to the game Raff and I will have a little chat but, once we step on to the pitch, we’ll be enemies!”

Albion are off to a decent start to life in WSL2 and were pleased to beat Yeovil but this is their biggest test yet.

Perry added: “Beating Yeovil is a confidence booster for us and that will help us going into the game.

“Facing Chelsea will be a completely different test, though.

“They’ve got England senior players and internationals from Sweden and Switzerland in their team.

“Hopefully we’ll have a big crowd supporting us on the night.”

Seagulls striker Ini Umotong goes into the match on the back of a goalscoring appearance against her old club Oxford.

Umotong said: “We always knew this week would be very intense with three games in eight days.

“The main point is just moving forward and trying to improve on what we’ve done against Oxford for future games.”

Aluko returned to action with two goals as Chelsea beat Yeovil 6-0 at the weekend. It was her first match since facing the parliamentary enquiry over her allegations of racism.

Aluko said: “We have a big squad and Emma (Hayes, manager) made it quite clear that we’ve got a lot of games coming up in the next ten, 15 days.

“It’s important for us to all be fresh and ready and even those on the bench have to be ready because there’s a game coming up in three days.

“The Brighton game should be good. It’s Hope Powell’s team now and they’ll be organised and look to play as well, so we’re looking forward to it.”