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Match preview: Liverpool prepare to face reigning champions Chelsea

Liverpool have a tough challenge on their hands this week as they travel to the Kingsmeadow Stadium to face reigning champions Chelsea. 

Kicking off at 12.30pm, this game is sure to be a tough battle for points. Liverpool will hope to continue the run of form that has clawed them up the table into 4th place

Chelsea however will be eyeing up vital points. The Blues’ season has not started in their usual explosive manner.

Positioned in the bottom half of the table, Chelsea find themselves in unfamiliar territory. A win against the Reds will be a must for Emma Hayes and her side. A win could be what pushes them up the rankings and puts them back in the title challenge run.

This game comes after Liverpool won 1-0 against West Ham United — a game that held a lot of importance in terms of positioning.

Liverpool secured a comfortable win in fashion. It was Courtney Sweetman-Kirk who put the Reds into the lead with a stunning headed effort.

West Ham had their chances, however Fran Kitching’s efforts were enough to deny several attempts to grab the equaliser.

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Liverpool have an exciting era ahead of them with the news of Vicky Jepson becoming the new full-time manager.

Having won the last four out of five games, it seems that Jepson could be the one to take the club to a new level and challenge for title glory.

Chris Kirkland will continue as goalkeeping coach whilst also supporting Jepson as Assistant Manager.

This could prove very effective for Liverpool, as both coaches have worked well together during this successful run of matches.

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Chelsea will be keen to put these past few matches behind them — including a 5-0 defeat to Arsenal.

Their gameplan will be to come out with aggression and determination that Liverpool need to prepare for. The Blues should not be underestimated. As current champions, they will do anything to retain their WSL title.

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