It was confirmed on Tuesday that Emma Hayes will depart Chelsea to take charge of the USA women's team at the end of the season but there is still plenty of work to be done in her final campaign with the Blues.
Chelsea kicked off their Women's Champions League campaign with a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid on Wednesday but they will turn their attention back to the Women's Super League on Saturday with a clash against Liverpool.
Chelsea were unlucky to leave the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano with just a point on Wednesday, having won the shot count 20-4 against Real Madrid.
After Olga Carmona opened the scoring in the tenth minute, Chelsea equalised before the break and took a 2-1 lead through Sam Kerr in the 74th minute.
But Las Blancas won a penalty five minutes later and Carmona converted to snatch a point.
Chelsea performed well but were questionable at the back and they may struggle to keep out Liverpool on Saturday.
The loss of Magdalena Eriksson over the summer should not be underestimated and, although they have kept clean sheets in three of their last four league games, they have ultimately been breached when up against stronger opponents.
Chelsea conceded in games with Tottenham, Manchester City and Brighton this season and a Blues win and both teams to score could be the best bet when they face Liverpool, who have lost just one WSL game this term.
Kerr is Chelsea's most reliable source of goals but Hayes will be tempted to mix things up for this game after the Champions League in midweek and it could represent a great opportunity for Mia Fishel.
USA youngster Fishel joined from Tigres UANL in the summer, having scored 38 goals in 48 matches for her previous club.
She has bagged just the one goal for Chelsea so far but that game at Stamford Bridge against challenging opponents Tottenham and she can rise to the challenge and net in this key clash.
The Blues have conceded in four of their last seven matches and began the season with a 2-1 win over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.
That was also the scoreline when they hosted Liverpool in the league back in May and the Reds know how to keep things relatively tight, having conceded on average less than a goal per game in the WSL this term.
Hayes can be expected to ring the changes for the Blues with Mia Fishel and Sophie Ingle in line to feature, while Guro Reiten, Catarina Macario, Melanie Leupolz and Katerina Svitkova are sidelined.
Jasmine Matthews faces a lengthy spell out with a hamstring problem while Mia Enderby will be assessed and Niamh Fahey should make the bench.
Chelsea have made a strong start to the WSL season, winning five and drawing one of their opening six games.
But Liverpool are also going well, having lost just one league fixture this term, and they have conceded only four times in six matches.
The Blues have scored at least two goals in each of their last five assignments.
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