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Sep 14, 2019 at 3pm UK at Molineux
Attendance: 31,534
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers
2-5
Chelsea
Abraham (69' og.), Cutrone (85')
FT(HT: 0-3)
Tomori (31'), Abraham (34', 41', 55'), Mount (96')

How Chelsea could line up against Wolverhampton Wanderers

Ahead of Saturday's Premier League game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea, Sports Mole looks at how the Blues could line up at Molineux.

Chelsea take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux this weekend having put together a three-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League.

However, with two of those games - against Leicester City and Sheffield United - ending in draws, the Blues find themselves in 11th position in the standings.

Frank Lampard also has a number of selection dilemmas as a result of minor knocks sustained in recent weeks and a number of players closing in on a return from injury.

Here, Sports Mole predicts how the West Londoners could line up when they take to the pitch at Molineux.



CHEXI VS. WOL

Out: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles), Reece James (ankle),
Doubtful: N'Golo Kante (ankle), Pedro (thigh), Mateo Kovacic (Achilles), Callum Hudson-Odoi (lack of match fitness), Emerson Palmieri (thigh)

Lampard may opt to hand a first start of the season to Antonio Rudiger, with the centre-back having successfully come through two second-string matches after a knee injury.

There could be a further change of the left-hand side after Emerson Palmieri sustained a knock while representing Italy earlier this week, something which may lead to Marcos Alonso coming into the team.

N'Golo Kante is in contention after an ankle sprain and the France international could replace Mateo Kovacic, who has been carrying an Achilles problem.

Having started each of England's Euro 2020 qualifiers over the past week, Ross Barkley may be rested, giving Willian an opportunity to come back into the side on the left flank.

Pedro remains doubtful with a thigh issue, although the Spaniard may be ready to feature on the bench ahead of a potential recall against Valencia on Tuesday night.

Lampard is unlikely to risk Callum Hudson-Odoi as he continues to build his fitness after an Achilles injury, while Reece James is still out of contention despite returning to the training pitch after ankle surgery.

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CLiverpool34302275264992
2Manchester CityMan City34223986345269
3Chelsea341861063461760
4Leicester CityLeicester34178964323259
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd341610859332658
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34131384537852
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd34131293533251
8Arsenal34121485042850
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs341310115244849
10Burnley34147133846-849
11Everton34129134149-845
12Southampton34135164356-1344
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle341110133550-1543
14Crystal Palace34119143043-1342
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton34812143647-1136
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham3487194059-1931
17Watford34710173153-2231
18Bournemouth3477203259-2728
19Aston Villa3476213665-2927
20Norwich CityNorwich3456232663-3721

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