Chelsea Women get our 2022/23 Women's Super League campaign under way with an opening-day trip to Liverpool...
When and where?
The Blues will take on Liverpool on the afternoon of Sunday 18 September at Prenton Park and the game kicks off at 5pm (UK time).
Tributes to Her Majesty The Queen
Both teams and the match officials will be wearing black armbands and the stadium will observe a period of silence before kick-off to mark the recent passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
How to follow and watch live
As always, you can follow the game via Chelsea Women’s social media channels. There will be live commentary on our Twitter page and regular updates on Facebook and Instagram. Simply search ‘ChelseaFCW' on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
For UK viewers, the game will also be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Chelsea will be looking to pick up where they left off by starting the new season with a victory, having ended the previous campaign on a run of six consecutive wins in all competitions, culminating in a 4-2 home defeat of Manchester United to seal the WSL title before beating Manchester City 3-2 in the Women's FA Cup final at Wembley.
Liverpool also ended the 2021/22 season on a high, despite losing their last game 2-1 away at Lewes, as they sealed promotion to the top flight from the Championship, having won their previous three matches in a row, scoring 13 goals in the process.
However, both sides could have a fresh look after strengthening considerably over the summer. Kadeisha Buchanan, Jelena Cankovic, Eve Perisset, Johanna Rytting Kaneryd and Katerina Svitkova could make their Blues debuts, although Charlotte Wardlaw is unavailable for Liverpool after joining the Reds for a second season on loan from Chelsea.
Chelsea Women vs Liverpool Women recent head-to-head record
Sunday's game will be the first meeting between Chelsea and Liverpool for over two years, and the first in the WSL since December 2019.
The last time we faced each other was in the fifth round of the FA Cup, in February 2020, when Guro Reiten's first-half goal gave Chelsea a 1-0 win at Kingsmeadow.
That was also Liverpool's most recent season in the WSL, but we only faced them once before the campaign was ended prematurely due to the Covid pandemic, with Chelsea crowned champions and the Reds relegated on a points-per-game basis.
Our solitary league meeting in 2019/20 came at Liverpool, when current Blues defender Niamh Charles opened the scoring for Liverpool before Bethany England's equaliser earned us a 1-1 draw.
Next up for the Blues
Chelsea's next match after Liverpool is at home, when we take on last season's closest title rivals Manchester City at Kingsmeadow. Kick-off will be at 4pm on Sunday 25 September.
Tickets for the match against Manchester City are now sold out.