Premier League giants Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways in the league when they travel to the Molineux on Tuesday evening. The Blues were on an unbeaten run that stretched all the way back to the second game of the league season until Saturday when they faced a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Everton. The Blues, despite their strong attacking form, failed to find a way through the Toffees back-line, in what would surely have come as a wake-up call to the London club. With a schedule that can only be described as crazy now on the horizon, Lampard will be eager for his team to kick on once again.
The Pensioners are currently sat in the top four of the Premier League table, but there’s no guarantee that they’ll finish the week there. Despite already securing qualification into the knockout stages of the Champions League as the winners of their group, Lampard will be eager to regain their league form as well. The fixture against Everton saw Chelsea put up a rather toothless performance in the final third, and showed the fans exactly why Lampard had preferred Tammy Abraham to Olivier Giroud at the start of the league season.
Chelsea have been faced with a number of key injuries again right now, is what is sure to come as a massive blow to the London club’s ambitions. The most frustrating of the lot is undoubtedly the knock to Moroccan ace Hakim Ziyech, as the former Ajax man isn’t expected to return to the side for another two weeks. Another player who has been handed a similar timeline for return is exciting English winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, while American speedster Christian Pulisic is also currently sidelined with a slight knock.
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Despite the massive amount of money the Blues spent on Kepa Arrizabalaga a few seasons ago, the arrival of Edouard Mendy this summer triggered the end of the Spaniard’s run in the first-team. That trend is set to continue into this fixture as well, with the Senegalese international likely to be given the nod in between the sticks. In front of him, expect to see the same back-line that started the Everton game, with Thiago Silva being partnered up by Kurt Zouma. Ben Chilwell and Reece James should take up the full-back roles as well.
The London club struggled to maintain any sort of midfield control in the weekend defeat to Everton, and Lampard would surely have learnt his lesson on that regard. The Chelsea legend could hence react by bringing Italian midfield commander Jorginho back into the eleven, tasked with the responsibility of linking up the Blues’ attack and defence lines. In front of him, Mateo Kovacic could continue in a slightly more advanced role, while French World Cup winner N’Golo Kante should operate alongside the former Real Madrid man.
Kai Havertz started the game against the Toffees on the right flank last weekend, and its safe to say that his performance was beyond underwhelming. Not only did he struggle to make the ball stick, but his general passing and movement were quite poor too. Instead, expect to see Timo Werner being shifted over to the right side, with English starlet Mason Mount being used as a makeshift winger on the opposite side. Despite Olivier Giroud’s recent resurgence, this fixture could see the return of English international striker Tammy Abraham into the central striker’s role.