After a swift 2-0 home victory over Fulham, The Blues from the West London are about to visit Wolverhampton, as they are scheduled to face the talented Premier League side on Wednesday at Molineux Stadium.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri can have some relief following his side’s two consecutive victories after the 3-1 humiliation to the city rivals Tottenham. He will be optimistic to maintain the winning form in the midweek fixture, which will provide them with enough confidence before lining up in their biggest game of the season so far against the league leaders Manchester City in the weekend.
The Italian manager is expected to rest the key players to make sure their full efficiency against Manchester City in the weekend. On the other hand, in spite of having a reasonable squad, Wolverhampton have failed to have any remarkable performance in the league so far as they can find themselves at the twelfth position with only 16 points so far. So, they will also be optimistic to upset the visitors in front of their home crowd.
Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Team News:
Chelsea man-in-charge Maurizio Sarri is expected to make some certain changes in the starting line-up, which may consist the inclusion of the out-of-form Spaniard Alvaro Morata. Cesc Fabregas is also expected to make his position in the starting XI. Apart from that, the youngsters like Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi may also be promoted following their impressive performances. On the other hand, the Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is expected to maintain an unchanged squad from their last game.
Possible Starting Line-ups:
Wolverhampton (3-4-3): Patricio; Saiss, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Vinagre; Traore, Jimenez, Costa.
Chelsea (4-3-3) Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Cahill, Emerson; Fabregas, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek; Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Morata.
Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Key Players:
For the visitors, the key player will definitely be the Spanish midfield maestro Fabregas. Apart from that, youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek can also be crucial. The Brazilian sensation Willian also can cause threat from the wings or from the free kicks. On the other hand, for the hosts, their front three including Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa can cause danger to any defence. In addition to that, the presence of the Portuguese veteran Joao Moutinho in the midfield will definitely provide them stability deep in the middle.
These two sides had locked their horns on February 2017 in an FA Cup tie, where The Blues had the last laugh following a 2-0 victory. The Spanish winger Pedro Rodriguez and the ex-Chelsea forward Diego Costa secured their side’s victory.
Wolverhampton Latest Form (All Competitions): L-L-D-L-L
Chelsea Latest Form (All Competitions): W-D-L-W-W
Betting Odds (Bet365):
Wolverhampton – 5.00
Draw – 3.75
Chelsea – 1.80
Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Live Streaming Link:
The game is scheduled for Thursday, 6th December 2018 from 1:15 AM IST and will be telecast on Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD for Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links send us a message on our official Facebook page.