The third game of the Women's Champions League group stage for both Servette FCCF and Chelsea Women is set to take place at the Stade de Geneve between the two teams on Tuesday night.
Group A rivals Juventus Women and Wolfsburg Women will also be going head to head in Italy at the later kick off slot of 8:00 PM GMT, while this fixture will get underway at 5:45 PM GMT.
The Switzerland-based outfit in the form of Servette FCCF haven't had the greatest start to this opening stage of the competition, though admittedly they have been put in arguably the hardest group.
Having lost their first two games by a combined scoreline of 8-0, Eric Severac, the team's manager, will hope he can conjure up a tactical masterclass and get his club's first points on the board.
Meanwhile, for Emma Hayes' side this is an opportunity to potentially put some pressure on Wolfsburg Women by going above them in the group, at least temporarily, should they win this game.
The English side have been in fine form this season, sitting second in the Women's Super League and having come back for 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with the aforementioned German club to rescue a point back in early October.
Eric Severac has no obvious injury concerns going into this one, which will be a relief for him as he'll need his full squad in order to stand any chance of getting something from this tough fixture.
It's expected to be a similar line-up to the one that played Luzern on Saturday, in which they ran out 4-1 winners in the Swiss Women's Cup Round of 16 tie.
The team have already been through a significant number of matches, even at this early stage of the season, having qualified for the group stage in two earlier rounds prior to the season getting underway, but fatigue doesn't appear to be an issue yet.
For Emma Hayes, Pernille Harder is one player likely not to be fit enough to make the starting eleven due to an injury picked up a couple of weeks ago, though the 28-year-old is set to be in the squad.
Aniek Nouwen is also an unknown after coming off with a problem against Aston Villa Women, but again she has travelled to Switzerland so may yet be involved in some capacity.
Apart from that, the Chelsea Women's boss has a fully-fit squad to work with, meaning there is set to be a huge amount of potential talent on show in Geneva on Tuesday evening.
Servette FCCF (4-4-2):
Pereira; Soulard, Mendes, Spalti, Fleury; Tamplin, Hurni, Nakkach, Bourma; Padilla, Boho
Chelsea Women (3-4-3):
Berger; Bright, Carter, Eriksson; Fleming, Leupolz, Ji, Reiten; Cuthbert, Kirby, Kerr
The Geneva-based side currently sit in a modest fourth place in their domestic league after seven games played, only three points behind league leaders FC Zurich Women (who have an astonishing goal difference of +23).
𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐝 🔥 pic.twitter.com/NJpMWGGJ4D— Servette FCCF (@ServetteFCCF) November 7, 2021
When it comes to recent results, it's been strong and consistent performances domestically in the league and cup, but it's in Europe where things have become more sticky, losing both games in the group stage so far.
Beautiful football! 😍 pic.twitter.com/tj8vQLhh4x— Chelsea FC Women (@ChelseaFCW) November 7, 2021
As for the Women's Champions League, they are yet to lose in the two games they've played so far, arguably against the tougher of the three teams in their group, which stands them in good stead heading into this one.
Ones To Watch
There might not have been much to shout about in this competition so far in the season for Servette FCCF as a team themselves, but one player who has impressed individually is striker Jade Boho.
The 35-year-old forward, who joined in the summer transfer window, scored in three of the four qualifying games for this competition to get her side to this position, in the group stage.
She has had a prolific career already, travelling around Europe playing for top clubs in England, Spain and, of course, now residing in Switzerland where she will hope her best playing days are still to come.
When talking about Chelsea Women's team, there is usually one name which comes to the front of your mind before any others, and that is of England international Fran Kirby.
Having been at the club since 2015, the forward has scored an astonishing 48 goals in just 72 appearances, winning multiple trophies along the way too, all under the leadership of Emma Hayes.
She has already scored three goals and assisted five in six matches in the Women's Super League this season, which she'll hope to continue onto the European stage in against the upcoming opposition who have already conceded eight goals in the two matches they've played in the group stage this season.
With Servette FCCF only recently coming into the frame as a strong team in their native Switzerland, there haven't ever been any games between them and Chelsea Women.
As such, this will be the first ever time the sides have gone up against one another, meaning there are no past games to draw on in terms of expectations for the match.
Of course, recent match-ups often aren't very relevant in deciding an outcome, but they can occasionally give some insight, though that won't be available for this one.
How To Watch
Fortunately for fans of both of these sides, or those who simply want to watch the game as a neutral, that can be done very easily due to the broadcasting arrangements organised for this season.
DAZN have agreed to stream every single Women's Champions League match for free on their YouTube channel for this campaign, so if you want to watch it live, that's your best bet.
Otherwise, if you'd prefer text-based commentary, stick right here on VAVEL with this live blog where there will be regular score updates and analysis throughout the game.