As it happened: Chelsea 0-0 Wolves in the Premier League
Pedro Neto and Thiago Silva trying to win possession in a largely Chelsea-dominated goalless draw at Stamford Bridge | Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images.


21:178 months ago

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21:148 months ago


Constant possession and final-third passing were countered by flawless defending; 0-0 seems a deserved scoreline. Against a struggling and injury-hit Wolves side Tuchel might have hoped for a win, or even expected it, but his men couldn't find a way through. Mount and Pulisic looked to be a very powerful double threat down the right - that will certainly factor into Tuchel's tactical thinking going forward. At the same time, Hudson-Odoi looked impressive throughout, especially so when he was placed on the left wing and allowed to cut in on his right foot. Looking ahead, playing him inverted on the left will provide more shooting opportunities while allowing Chilwell in the wingback position to overlap and look for the cross on his own, with an option to play short.

Wolves will be relieved to have kept a clean sheet against such a strong attacking side, and this evening may serve as something of a turning point. Willian Jose has got his first minutes in gold under his belt, and Wolves' movements looked far more natural with him up front - the shape looked a lot more settled. Attacking options were minimal for the three forwards as the wingbacks were usually pinned deep and the service from midfield was frequently cut off; this will be something for Nuno to work on in training, but it is not the most important takeaway from tonight. Wolves have earned themselves a point, and kept a first clean sheet in the league since hosting Crystal Palace in October. A trip to Selhurst Park on Saturday will give them the opportunity to build upon the confidence of tonight by scoring some goals against a less dominant side, before home fixtures against Arsenal and Leicester.

Tonight feels like a turning point in the seasons of both Chelsea and Wolves - Tuchel and Nuno both know what they now need to work on, and both can go into the coming fixtures with a degree of optimism about them. Wolves' spirits will be further boosted over the next few weeks, with returns from injury for Fernando Marcal and Jonny Castro Otto fast approaching.

20:568 months ago


Hudson-Odoi is man of the match. Thoroughly deserved - he's been the most threatening player on the pitch for most of the night.

Mount and Pulisic combine on the right. Corner after a deflected cross. Havertz's header is crucially blocked behind by the debutant Jose to save the point for Wolves.

20:548 months ago

92' CHE 0-0 WOL

Hudson-Odoi tries to beat Hoever to the byline but the ball goes out for a goal kick.
20:538 months ago

91' CHE 0-0 WOL

Correction. 3 minutes.

Chelsea attack down the left again, slowly working the ball central then right. They can't find a way through.

20:528 months ago

90' CHE 0-0 WOL

Adama comes off for Moutinho. 4 minutes to come.
20:518 months ago

88' CHE 0-0 WOL

Mount breaks into the Wolves box after a through ball slips into the small gap in the Wolves defence. Boly dives forwards to clear the cross for a corner. Again nothing comes of the corner.

Very sloppy defending on the next attack but it gets the job done. Wolves attack out of nowhere with Adama and Neto on the left. Neto floats a ball to Dendoncker who is covered by Hudson-Odoi.

20:488 months ago

85' CHE 0-0 WOL

Traore cuts inside, beats a lot of defenders, loses the ball from a bad pass, Neves knocks someone over for a free kick.

Great save from Patricio to deny Hudson-Odoi whose deflected shot was curling towards the far post.

Mount's corner is dealt with. Pulisic fouls Neto on the flank for a Patricio free kick.

20:478 months ago

85' CHE 0-0 WOL

Pulisic crosses again, Kilman appears to block the cross, officials give it as a goal kick.
20:458 months ago

84' CHE 0-0 WOL

Patricio holds onto the delivery from the corner, slows things right down.
20:458 months ago

83' CHE 0-0 WOL

Ziyech off for Mount. Mount to Abraham, to Pulisic who crosses from the byline in the box. Wolves struggling, then regrouping and isolating Mount out wide. Semedo concedes the corner from a blocked cross.
20:448 months ago

82' CHE 0-0 WOL

Pulisic beats Semedo who alls over. Cuts back to Ziyech who feeds it to Kovacic. Very strong curling shot only just misses the top corner, that would have been a brilliant goal.
20:438 months ago

81' CHE 0-0 WOL

Ziyech's corner moves around awkwardly in the box. Patricio is fouled. Free kick Wolves.
20:428 months ago

80' CHE 0-0 WOL

Mason Mount warming up.

Ziyech's powerful shot knocks Coady over and wins Chelsea a corner.

20:418 months ago

79' CHE 0-0 WOL

Azpilicueta tries another deep cross towards the penalty spot, almost finds Abraham, Patricio deals with it. Long goal kick goes towards Jose - Wolves have attacking direction now.
20:408 months ago

78' CHE 0-0 WOL

Hudson-Odoi is now playing on the left, Pulisic in his previous position on the right.

Silva is knocked over theatrically by Jose, no foul.

20:398 months ago

77' CHE 0-0 WOL

Kilman clears a long ball but only as far as Havertz. Throw on the Wolves right. Possession lost, Chelsea have it again.
20:388 months ago

76' CHE 0-0 WOL

Neto takes the free kick. Jose works it to Traore, who passes to Neto. Long shot goes high.

Pulisic on for Chilwell, who can't believe he's coming off. Abraham on for Giroud.

20:378 months ago

75' CHE 0-0 WOL

Adama beats his man before being double marked and taken down for a free kick in the right half-space after a quiet couple of minutes.
20:358 months ago

73' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chelsea movement breaks down in the centre. The next one goes wide to Hudson-Odoi and Semedo blocks the cross for a throw.
20:348 months ago

73' CHE 0-0 WOL

Hoever deals with Chilwell's high movement, conceding a throw. Pulisic getting ready to come on.
20:348 months ago

72' CHE 0-0 WOL

Podence coming off to give Willian Jose his Wolves debut, in the number 12 shirt.
20:338 months ago

71' CHE 0-0 WOL

Corner for Chelsea. Cleared away. Rudiger keeps possession and Chelsea work it central. Adama gets in the way of an audibly powerful shot. Wolves break, Neto 1-2 with Podence, somehow keeps the ball and tries to chip it over Mendy. Hits the bar. Very unfortunate.
20:328 months ago

70' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chelsea move down the right again. Hudson-Odo's cross is headed away by Jorginho. Adama, Semedo and Kilman are defending well on the left.
20:308 months ago

69' CHE 0-0 WOL

Willian Jose is receiving his tactical briefing from Rui Pedro Silva in the technical area.
20:308 months ago

68' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chelsea are passing it around but openings are few with Wolves defending deep.
20:298 months ago

67' CHE 0-0 WOL

Havertz is taken down near the Wolves box, no foul as Boly got the ball first.
20:288 months ago

67' CHE 0-0 WOL

Neto beats two men down the right flank but there's no one in the box to meet the cross after his beautiful run. Wolves need a target man, soon.
20:278 months ago

65' CHE 0-0 WOL

Ziyech finds Chilwell again. Giroud is again marked out of the game, and Havertz's shot is blocked over the bar by Dendoncker. None of it mattered as Ziyech was offside to begin with.
20:268 months ago

64' CHE 0-0 WOL

Ziyech plays the ball in from out wide to Giroud after some nice passing down the Chelsea right. Coady tracks the movement perfectly and keeps Giroud from finding his balance. The resulting scuffed shot is easily handled by Patricio.
20:248 months ago

62' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chilwell catches Adama late and gets himself booked.
20:238 months ago

61' CHE 0-0 WOL

Ziyech moves central and passes to Chilwell. Havertz then cuts it back to Chilwell from the back of the box; Chilwell put it over the box. Not the first chance he's missed, but the movement has again been admirable.
20:228 months ago

60' CHE 0-0 WOL

Hoever and Adama combine on the right; low cross is cut out in front of the back line.
20:218 months ago

59' CHE 0-0 WOL

A frustrated Giroud sends a shot straight at Patricio from an awkward shooting angle. No challenge to stop it.
20:218 months ago

58' CHE 0-0 WOL

Hudson-Odoi floats a ball in towards Giroud; Hoever gets it clear for a throw on the Chelsea right. Wolves deal with the resultin attack. Azpilicueta then sends another long cross in towards Giroud. Coady marks him perfectly to give away the corner from the header. Chelsea can't make anything from the corner directly.
20:198 months ago

57' CHE 0-0 WOL

Ziyech is taken down by Kilman in the right half-space for a free kick.
20:198 months ago

57' CHE 0-0 WOL

Kilman again loses possession from a long pass on the left.
20:188 months ago

56' CHE 0-0 WOL

Adama gets the ball after a long period of Chelsea possession and promptly wins a free kick.
20:168 months ago

55' CHE 0-0 WOL

Kilman's long ball towards Neto is dealt with, Chelsea in possession.
20:168 months ago

54' CHE 0-0 WOL

Hoever blocks Chilwell's cross. Neves sends it to Podence who is wiped out by Kovacic. On the ground holding his right ankle.
20:158 months ago

52' CHE 0-0 WOL

Neto wins a throw right by the corner flag. Semedo to Dendoncker. Back to Semedo. Cross blocked for another throw. Short to Podence. Another Wolves throw. Cross in by Podence, Jorginho and Silva deal with it. Chelsea win the ball in midfield and slow the play down before switching it out to their left.
20:138 months ago

51' CHE 0-0 WOL

Somehow still a Wolves free kick. Neves launches it into the box, cleared away. Coady cycles it back to Neves. Neto wins a throw on the left. This is much more positive from Wolves.
20:128 months ago

50' CHE 0-0 WOL

Azpilicueta is in a bit of pain, but carrying on.

Neto has just earned himself a yellow for decking Jorginho after getting fouled by the Italian for a free kick.

20:118 months ago

49' CHE 0-0 WOL

Wolves breaking. Podence misplaces a pass to Adama who slips over and Chilwell gets away with the ball.
20:108 months ago

49' CHE 0-0 WOL

Hoever throws straight to the Chelsea defence. Kilman robs Ziyech. Wolves attack down the right, comes to nothing.
20:098 months ago

47' CHE 0-0 WOL

Wolves aren't looking to press the back line or pres out wide - just looking to control the centre of the pitch now. Solid strategy.
20:088 months ago

47' CHE 0-0 WOL

Azpilicueta clears for a throw between Neto's legs.
20:088 months ago

46' CHE 0-0 WOL

Quick attack from Chelsea. Semedo beaten by Hudson-Odoi on the Wolves left. Havertz down in the box. No penalty.
20:078 months ago

46' CHE 0-0 WOL

Hoever is coming on for Ait Nouri on the Wolves right, Semedo shifting to LWB. Look for some underlapping runs from him. Second half getting underway.
19:598 months ago


That has to be the most dominant goalless first-half performance I can remember. Chelsea have controlled possession and looked constantly dangerous going forwrds in the wide regions, where the attacking midfielders and wingbacks have combined to outnumber the Wolves wingbacks, who didn't have the wingers backing them up (wingers were staying forwards and usually central to be able to counterattack). That said, Wolves have defended very strongly, and killed every Chelsea opportunity right at the crucial moment. The back three have been on fire today. Chelsea have done everything right going forwards, but haven't been able to find a way through.

Tuchel won't have much to say to his players at half time other than 'keep doing what you're doing' - they're getting it into the wide regions to isolate the wingbacks, which seems to be the right strategy. Semedo and Ait Nouri have performed very well so far, and Chelsea will likely look to keep putting them under pressure until they slip up.

Meanwhile, Wolves need a focal point to the attack. Willian Jose should make an appearance at some point in the second half, but the big dilemma for Nuno will be who he replaces. The midfield battle will be key to ensure that service reaches the wide men, so the logical choice seems to be taking a defender off with 15 or 20 minutes to go, to allow Podence to drop deep to help out the central midfielders if needed.

Standout performers in this half have been Chilwell and Hudson-Odoi, by some distance. As the BT Sport commentators have mentioned repeatedly, the main thing to improve is off-the-ball movement from the midfielders - the Wolves midfielders need to go forwards to support the attackers, and the Chelsea attacking midfielders need to direct their runs to stretch the Wolves defence and create the gaps to work in.

19:498 months ago

47' CHE 0-0 WOL

Cross almost meets Havertz, Boly clears, Neto bodychecks Kovacic as they go for the loose ball. Havertz looks for Giroud but it goes out for a goal kick.
19:488 months ago

47' CHE 0-0 WOL

Semedo throws long to Adama. Another throw is won. Semedo sends it to Podence, who loses it.
19:478 months ago

46' CHE 0-0 WOL

3 minutes to come.

Chelsea attacking in numbers again. Wolves are parking the bus. Big diagonal from Ziyech to Chilwell; Semedo sends it out for a throw, taking no chances.

19:468 months ago

45' CHE 0-0 WOL

Hudson-Odoi finds Havertz, but Boly goes down in the box and wins a free kick.
19:468 months ago

44' CHE 0-0 WOL

Hudson-Odoi tries to cut it back from the byline after running into the box, only manages to win a corner.
19:458 months ago

44' CHE 0-0 WOL

Rudiger sends another lobbed ball forwards, Kilman deals with it easily enough.
19:448 months ago

43' CHE 0-0 WOL

Wolves are outnumbered in midfield and lose the ball, even with Ait Nouri inverted and supporting the centre-mids.
19:448 months ago

42' CHE 0-0 WOL

Another big pass from Silva finds Chilwell near the box, who is just offside. Silva looks to be playing in something like the Conor Coady role at the moment, and he's doing it very well.
19:438 months ago

41' CHE 0-0 WOL

Silva sends a long aerial pass to Havertz in the box. Chelsea do well to keep hold of the ball under pressure. Silva has it again, feeds it into the midfield.
19:428 months ago

40' CHE 0-0 WOL

Neves plays a perfectly weighter ball up the left wing. Neto takes it from Podence on the edge of the box. Beautiful cross finds an unmarked Dendoncker, who can't quite get the header down.
19:418 months ago

39' CHE 0-0 WOL

Rudiger meets the delivery at the back post; Patricio bails Wolves out with a good save.
19:408 months ago

39' CHE 0-0 WOL

Semedo shoves Chilwell over, this is turning out to be a key duel. Ziyech free kick on the left of the box.
19:408 months ago

38' CHE 0-0 WOL

Possession changes hands a couple of times; Wolves are lucky to not be punished for some loose touches.
19:398 months ago

37' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chilwell pulls Semedo down near the halfway line. Free kick.
19:388 months ago

37' CHE 0-0 WOL

Boly sends a hoofed clearance towards Adama, who can't deal with the height on it and loses possession.
19:388 months ago

36' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chelsea are slowly pushing Wolves deeper into their own half; Wolves are taking the pressure well.
19:378 months ago

35' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chelsea throw on the left. Semedo robs Chilwell who goes down very lightly for a free kick to stop the Wolves break.
19:368 months ago

34' CHE 0-0 WOL

Short to Podence, Semedo crosses in from the edge of the box. Cleared. Neves tries to put it back into the box. Cleared again. Wolves are holding possession for once.
19:358 months ago

33' CHE 0-0 WOL

Wolves are stringing passes together, Adama and Neto help the ball out to Semedo whose cross is sent behind for Wolves' first corner by Chilwell. Neto to take.
19:348 months ago

32' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chelsea are happy to hold possession and look for the openings down their left. Neves and Neto win the ball back. Neto is double marked but manages to win a throw on the Wolves right.
19:338 months ago

32' CHE 0-0 WOL

Neto does well to help the ball on towards the centre, Adama falls over, Chelsea have it again.
19:328 months ago

30' CHE 0-0 WOL

Neto holds the ball well near the corner flag on Chelsea's left. Wins a throw high up. Semedo to take. Chelsea throw, Chilwell. Sends it long to Giroud, who works it to the opposite flank. Hudson-Odoi sends a high cross to Chilwell behind the far post. He can't get the shot on target, goal kick. Brilliant movement by the whole Chelsea side.
19:318 months ago

30' CHE 0-0 WOL

Coady is coming back on, he seems to be alright.
19:318 months ago

29' CHE 0-0 WOL

Not just a nosebleed. Concussion check on the Wolves captain.
19:308 months ago

29' CHE 0-0 WOL

Coady is stood in the technical area - he has a nosebleed. Mason Mount is starting to warm up.
19:298 months ago

28' CHE 0-0 WOL

Traore wins it in midfield. Podence tries a long ball to Podence up the right. Mendy comes a long way out to clear the danger.
19:288 months ago

26' CHE 0-0 WOL

Short corner routine - ball takes a deflection and loops into the box. Rudiger tries to cross back in, Dendoncker concedes another corner. Ziyech's delivery isn't dealt with well. Semedo half-clears it and Podence concedes a free kick near the halfway line. Jorginho isn't allowed to take it as quickly as he'd like to.
19:278 months ago

26' CHE 0-0 WOL

Play resumes, Chelsea in control again. Kovacic plays it towards Hudson-Odoi and Ait Nouri who concedes the corner.
19:268 months ago

25' CHE 0-0 WOL

Podence has gone off to the sideline. About to come back on.
19:258 months ago

24' CHE 0-0 WOL

Silva takes Podence down. Both are hurt. Podence has come off worse. Been in the wars tonight. Silva gets the ball first - no foul.
19:248 months ago

23' CHE 0-0 WOL

Straight over the bar. Perhaps a bit difficult to get the shot down from that close after getting it over the wall.
19:238 months ago

22' CHE 0-0 WOL

Neves steps up.
19:238 months ago

21' CHE 0-0 WOL

Rudiger hits Podence in the face with his arm as Podence is through on goal. Free kick near the edge of the box.
19:228 months ago

21' CHE 0-0 WOL

Kovacic slips a through ball towards Giroud; Boly cuts out the danger.
19:218 months ago

20' CHE 0-0 WOL

Another Chelsea onslaught leads to a shot from range by Ziyech; Patricio deals with it comfortably.
19:218 months ago

19' CHE 0-0 WOL

Kovacic has been dropping between two centre-backs a few times, this back three is very fluid and unpredictable. Impressive given how little time Tuchel has had with these players.

Neves plays it to Neto wide on the right who holds it under pressure from three men and tries an ambitious cross towards Traore in the box. First meaningful attack from Wolves, with almost 20 minutes gone.

19:198 months ago

17' CHE 0-0 WOL

Hudson-Odoi's cross is cut out and cleared by Kilman. Ziyech and Neves go up for a 50-50 and Ziyech fouls the Wolves vice-captain, who is a little hurt but mostly alright.
19:188 months ago

16' CHE 0-0 WOL

Wolves uncomfortably deal with a Chelsea attack in Ait Nouri's direction. Neto loses it in his own half and Chelsea have possession yet again.
19:178 months ago

15' CHE 0-0 WOL

Semedo cuts out a passing movement wide on the Wolves right. Wolves are trying to keep possession. Podence puts it between Kovacic's legs and loses it. Havertz breaks forward very quickly. Boly pulls out of the tackle to avoid a penalty, Coady's last ditch tackle saves Wolves from embarrassment.
19:158 months ago

14' CHE 0-0 WOL

Boly's lobbed pass finds no-one. Possession squandered. Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi try to combine again, they've looked the most threatening of these Chelsea players so far.
19:148 months ago

13' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chilwell knocks Dendoncker over deep in the Wolves half. Free kick, Boly to take.
19:148 months ago

13' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chelsea are passing it around in midfield, looking for the opening.
19:138 months ago

11' CHE 0-0 WOL

Ziyech plays the ball towards Hudson-Odoi; Ait Nouri clears for the corner. Havertz can't win the header. Chelsea have it on the left again. Pass into defence with a big diagonal to Hudson-Odoi. Ait Nouri is dealing with the numerical pressure well.
19:128 months ago

10' CHE 0-0 WOL

Semedo cutes infield after winning possession, tries to play a ball towards Traore, misplaces the pass. Probably should have attempted a shot himself.
19:118 months ago

10' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chilwell and Havertz combine on the left - Giroud can't quite reach the through ball.
19:118 months ago

9' CHE 0-0 WOL

Possession lost from a Patricio goal kick towards Traore. Wolves win it back on the opposite flank, Neto dispossessed by Silva. Chelsea in control again. Completely dominant so far from Tuchel's men.
19:098 months ago

8' CHE 0-0 WOL

Ait Nouri blocks another low cross - Chelsea throw in the Wolves third.
19:098 months ago

8' CHE 0-0 WOL

Ziyech takes the corner, Neto clears and attempts to break forwards but loses the ball.
19:088 months ago

7' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chilwell crosses with a lot of men pushing into the box - Semedo blocks for a corner.
19:088 months ago

6' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chilwell sends a looping cross in from the left; it overshoots the box but Chelsea stay in possession.
19:078 months ago

5' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chilwell's pass is cut out by Neves. Chelsea are quickly back in possession. Hudson-Odoi sends a brilliant low cross across the face of goal - Giroud can't get on the end of it. Semedo throw to come.
19:068 months ago

4' CHE 0-0 WOL

Hudson-Odoi and Chilwell look to be playing as wing-backs, with Havertz and Ziyech in attacking midfield and Azpilicueta-Silva-Rudiger as a back three.
19:058 months ago

3' CHE 0-0 WOL

Long ball from the back overshoots Adama on the right - Rudiger sees it out for a goal kick.
19:048 months ago

2' CHE 0-0 WOL

Ziyech plays a ball in from the edge of the box but it's cleared away. Chelsea throw high on the right. Podence goes down in pain. Not a good sign seeing how long he's been out with a calf issue.
19:038 months ago

1' CHE 0-0 WOL

Chelsea are in control early, looking for a way into the Wolves defence. Wolves are starting in a 5-2-3 - they're going to be happy to sit back, let Chelsea have the possession but make it difficult to do anything with it.
19:028 months ago

Taking the knee

As always, the players kneel prior to kickoff in protest at racial injustice.
19:008 months ago

Minute of silence for Holocaust remembrance

A minute of silence is being held prior to kickoff in memory of all those so inhumanly murdered in the Holocaust. They will never be forgotten.
18:598 months ago

1 minute to go

Teams are on the pitch now.
18:548 months ago

Serious attacking options on both benches

Chelsea are starting a strong front four of Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Olivier Giroud and Callum Hudson-Odoi, with equally strong players on the bench in Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner - Tuchel will look to dominate in the Wolves third from start to finish.

Meanwhile, the Wolves starting XI and bench reveal a different strategy. Starting Adama Traore, Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto - the club's three fastest players - will allow Wolves to sit back and absorb the pressure of Chelsea's attack before launching rapid counterattacks into space. With Vitinha on the bench as well as Willian Jose, Patrick Cutrone and Fabio Silva, Wolves will likely switch to a strike duo with central attacking midfielder as the the game reaches its final stages.

18:498 months ago

Wolves: Confirmed lineup

3-4-3: Patricio; Boly, Coady, Kilman; Semedo, Dendoncker, Neves, Ait Nouri; Adama, Podence, Neto.
18:448 months ago

Chelsea: Confirmed lineup

4-2-3-1 (formation to be confirmed): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Silva, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kovacic; Ziyech, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi; Giroud.
18:398 months ago

Chelsea formation change

Equally big news from Simon Johnson - Chelsea look to be moving to a back three. Wolves will be facing a very different team from the one that fell at Molineux last month.
18:348 months ago

Willian Jose on the bench, Daniel Podence starts

Huge update from Tim Spiers - Wolves' attacking options have been significantly strengthened by a return from injury for Daniel Podence and a completion of work permit forms for Willian Jose. Could Wolves go for a 4-2-3-1 setup, with so many attackers now available?
18:298 months ago

That's all for now!

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18:248 months ago

Nuno sheds light on Willian Jose situation

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Nuno revealed that Wolves are "still waiting on the work permit to be solved [...] things are going and it’s just a matter of time for everything to be OK. Having a work permit has an exception on the quarantine, as long as Willian has tested negative back in Spain. We are waiting also on that result. I believe after everything is solved, he’ll join the group.”

The Brazilian is not expected to be available for selection tonight due to the work permit delay. If he becomes available, he is expected to take no time settling in and join up with the first team immediately.

18:198 months ago

Klopp sees nothing to worry about for Lampard

Weighing in on Chelsea's decision to get rid of manager Frank Lampard, Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp said that:

"At Chelsea, you are successful or you are out, that is obviously the mantra. I said plenty of times, I was lucky with the clubs I had.

“For Frank everything will be fine. The football people, if they saw some of the stuff Chelsea played last year, they saw there is a clear plan. He is a young manager and did a lot of really good stuff. He will be back soon if he wants that” (quoted by BT Sport).

18:148 months ago

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18:098 months ago

Wolves: Predicted Lineup

3-4-3: Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Dendoncker, Ait Nouri; Traore, Silva, Neto.
18:048 months ago

Chelsea: Predicted Lineup

4-3-3: Mendy; James, Rudiger, Silva, Chilwell; Havertz, Jorginho, Mount; Ziyech, Werner, Pulisic.
17:598 months ago

Wolves: Team News

Wolves are still without Fernando Marcal (groin), Morgan Gibbs-White (COVID-19), Jonny Castro Otto (ACL) and Raul Jimenez (skull). Daniel Podence (calf) might be available despite being absent from the squad that faced Chorley, and could make an appearance off the bench.

After a minor surgery to repair the damage to his groin, Marcal should be available within the next couple of weeks. Jonny is looking at the same time scale - his recovery is sooner than expected, and it is a huge relief for a team that has often struggled out wide this season. Having two more senior wing-backs available will be a major boost to the defensive solidity of this Wolves squad.

Equally welcome is news of star striker Raul Jimenez's impressive recovery from his skull fracture - the Mexican has defied all expectations and is expected to be able to play before the end of this season.

17:548 months ago

Chelsea: Team News

Chelsea's squad is almost at full strength, with only N'Golo Kante (hamstring) an injury doubt. Despite picking up a knock to the leg before his substitution in the victory over Luton, Christian Pulisic is expected to be available.
17:498 months ago

Pulisic reunited with former mentor

Tuchel and Christian Pulisic have a shared history - five seasons ago, the German handed Pulisic his professional debut at Borussia Dortmund. Pulisic first came to prominence under Tuchel's tutelage, and will be happy to be working with him again.

Speaking when Tuchel left the Westfalenstadion in 2017, Pulisic said: "I'm just very thankful for everything he did for me. Tuchel always trusted me and gave me a chance." (quoted by ESPN FC).

17:448 months ago

Choices to make for Nuno

After achieving mixed results with a back four system, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo reverted to his trusted back three against Chorley last time out. While a clean sheet was kept, attacking options seemed minimal and Wolves only registered one shot on target.

Nuno will have to decide whether to go defensive or to bolster the attack - Chelsea are far more likely to score than Chorley, so the service to the forwards will have to be improved if Wolves are to get a result from this match.

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First test for Tuchel

With both teams in a good place coming off the back of FA Cup victories over lower-league opposition, both will be looking to start a winning streak tonight. New boss Thomas Tuchel can start his Chelsea career in style with a victory tonight - his players will hope to earn his trust with some strong individual showings.
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Kick-off time

Chelsea vs Wolves will be played at Stamford Bridge, in London, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 18:00 GMT.
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