Chelsea will face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. This gameweek is going to be the start of the second half of the season.
After the sacking of Frank Lampard and the new coach is yet to be announced by Chelsea, the situation is very uncertain at the moment in the Blues squad. The expected is that Thomas Tuchel will be the manager for this game.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are in a bad run of form this season. They are a top-half team since the promotion but after few departures in the summer and the injury to Raul Jimenez, they are struggling to win games consistently.
Chelsea vs Wolves preview:
Chelsea lost their last game at King Power Stadium against Leicester City by 2-0. For this result, they finished the first half of the season at 9th place.
They now got 29 points in 19 games and they are only 4 points away from 4th place Liverpool and 11 points away from Manchester United who finished at the top in the first half of the season.
The Pensioners haven’t had a great fortune with their new signings. Hakim Ziyech the summer signing has struggled with his injury issues.
Other signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz haven’t found their feet in the Premier League so far. The hope will be with Tuchel is to bring the best out of these two and give stability to the Chelsea side.
Wolverhampton have their problems in this season after two very good seasons since the promotion. The departure of Diego Jota and Matt Doherty, and the injury to Raul Jimenez and Jonathan Castro Otto.
Wolves are 14th at the moment with 22 points in 19 games. They have struggled with the centre forward situation during the absence of Jimenez, young Portuguese Fabio Silva could not fill the void so they bought Willian Jose from Real Sociedad.
Nuno Espirito Santo has changed his side’s formation in this season quite a lot after they were very successful with 3-4-3 in the last two seasons which may unsettle the squad.
CHELSEA’S RECENT PREMIER LEAGUE FORM: L-D-L-W-L
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS’ RECENT PREMIER LEAGUE FORM: D-L-D-L-L
Chelsea vs Wolves team news:
Chelsea have only one injury problem in the squad as N’Golo Kante is the man who will be out injured for this game.
If Tuchel start his job from this game then he certainly will go his fellow countrymen Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Antonio Rudiger in his side and it will be interesting to see what formation he’ll choose for the game.
Wolves will put Jose straight into the side for this game in place of Silva who will need time to adapt in a new league.
Santo continues to cope without Jonny Otto, Marcal and Daniel Podence, and no timeframe has been placed on Jimenez’s return to action.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Xl:
Chelsea should win the game against a team who are also struggling in the league like Chelsea and most importantly Chelsea lost the first leg away and they should take revenge for that at home.
Chelsea 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers