|Wolves will visit Chelsea on Saturday but will they return with anything? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Chelsea vs WolvesStamford Bridge Stadium3:00pm
News broke out on Sunday that Wolves have parted ways with Bruno Lage after their loss on Westham the general belief around the club and the football world is that former Sevilla manager, Julien Lopetegui will be announced as the new Wolves coach, how much of a difference would he make?
Wolves have been poor this season but you can also understand their struggles following injuries and fitness concerns, the owners have called for the head of the head coach and the team must now face Chelsea without a top manager.
Chelsea looks a lot like a team in transition and the way they dispatched AC Milan in the Champions League in midweek suggests a positive turn. A late Connor Galaggher curler secured maximum points against Crystal Palace last weekend but it wasn’t pretty.
Graham Potter has deployed an orthodox four-man defense since joining Chelsea as against the three he was known for at Brighton; Chelsea is currently in fifth and would love to ride on Wolves’ vulnerability to climb up the league table after an indifferent start.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is settling to life upfront with yet another goal in midweek, Raheem Sterling will like to add to that conversation as well. Wesley Fofana limped off after scoring against Milan and will be out for a few weeks, leaving Chelsea with no other option but Nathaniel Chalobah.
Wolves can start former Chelsea striker Diego Costa but how fit is the highly dramatic striker? It would be seen how he fares against his old club but his story in the premier league with the Blues is well documented, your move Diego!
Pedro Neto has been ruled out for five weeks following a hamstring problem and Chelsea will also be without Ngolo Kante but Matteo Kovacic and Jorginho will be happy to step in.
Wolves will be better off defending their way to something in this fixture, a sensational win can restart their season as they currently sit in the relegation zone but a loss, which wouldn’t be a surprise will sink them further in the red zone.