Stamford Bridge should be available with the women’s side not requiring the ground in that week and with plenty of fixture congestion around the league, you’d expect the Premier League to make the necessary arrangements.
Currently, the next free midweek after January 10/11 for both Liverpool and Chelsea is January 24/25 – a time reserved for the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.
There will no doubt be some resistance to having games overlap in two different competitions, but there is to be little choice in the matter.
The only other alternative could be to wait and see how the teams progress in the FA Cup and in the Champions League, but that only pushes the problem down the road.
With two games for the Reds to rearrange, no time is ideal in an already unrelenting schedule but the exit of Liverpool and Chelsea from the Carabao Cup could now have added another match to their new year calendar anyway.