Chelsea v Liverpool: Women’s Super League – live!

The team sheets are in, and these are today’s line-ups:

This is how your Chelsea team lines up today!

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Chelsea, last season’s champions, have started the season poorly, winning just one of their opening six games to sit unimpressively in seventh place. Liverpool, meanwhile, have had a chaotic start to the season, in which Neil Redfearn quit as their manager after a single match – a 5-0 defeat to Arsenal – leaving the goalkeeping coach, Chris Kirkland, and the development squad manager, Vicky Jepson, in joint temporary charge. They seemed in disarray, but they have won four of their five matches since then, and with three league victories are fourth in the WSL table. Jepson was named as Redfearn’s permanent replacement on Friday, at which point this is what she had to say about today’s game:

It doesn’t change things in terms of me just being given the title of manager because we’ve been together on this journey as staff and as a group. So we’ll be continuing the same as we have been doing. We know as a group this game is going to be very challenging because as individuals they are outstanding and they have got a great manager who has grown them from strength to strength as a collective, so they are going to be a very tough test. But it’s one that we are very much looking forward to and we’ll give it our all.

As I’ve said to the players, we can take heart from the number of chances we are creating at the moment and yes there is pressure when you don’t stick it in the back of the net, but we just need to remain patient and it will happen for us. The team are doing absolutely everything they can to put things right and as I keep saying to them, we’ve just got to keep at it. We should be talking about three points against Birmingham, but we’re not – and it’s up to us to make sure we put that right against Liverpool. They’re in good form at the moment, but we know we’ve got the quality to hurt any side.

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