Melbourne City will begin their W-League title defence full of confidence despite missing half-a-dozen internationals for their opening fixture with Canberra United.
City head to the nation's capital without Matildas stars Steph Catley, Kyah Simon, Tameka Butt and Elise Kellond-Knight as well as import Yukari Kinga and youth international Sofia Sakalis for Sunday's round-one clash.
It means 15-year-old Nia Stamatopoulos and 18-year-old Chelsea Bissett are likely to debut for Raso Vidosic's side against United.
But no one at City is worried.
That's probably because anything seems possible when you win three straight titles.
"The last two seasons, we've had people coming in late or injured," City goalkeeper Lydia Williams said.
"It's pretty standard.
"But the thing City have proven year on year is we might not have the best season but, when it comes to play-offs and championships, everyone knows how to turn it on.
"That's the experience that we have with the girls that are here."
Sydney FC have been tipped to be City's biggest challengers this season, a claim bolstered on Thursday night by their 3-0 defeat of Western Sydney Wanderers.
Williams said she was impressed by the Sky Blues but it was too soon to talk about championships - or a possible four-peat.
"We have to make it at least halfway to the play-offs and we'll take it from there," she said.
Vidosic is a new face this season in City's dugout, inheriting the job from championship winners Patrick Kisnorbo and Joe Montemurro.
The one-time Brisbane Roar coach and long-term assistant said he knew he was walking into a privileged position.
"It's an honour to be part of this team, what it's achieved in the past few years," he said.
"It's been an amazing journey.
"I'm going to do my best to do even better.
"It's up to me to challenge them and slightly change the way we play to make it more difficult for opponents and more enjoyable for them."