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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Portuguese midfielder Pedro Neto (L) vies with Aston Villa's English defender Ezri Konsa during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on December 12, 2020. (Photo by TIM KEETON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers will lock horns with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening as they look to secure a result on their travels. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men managed to earn a hard-fought 1-0 win over Chorley in the FA Cup last weekend. However, Wolves are winless in their last six outings in the Premier League, so this game away at a managerless Chelsea could be a good chance for them to upset the apple cart by picking up maximum points in midweek.

The West Midlands club will set themselves up in a 3-4-3 formation with the Wolves boss expected to make some changes to his starting XI for this game. Pedro Neto will probably get the nod to start on the left flank at the expense of Patrick Cutrone, who will be named on the bench.

3-4-3 Wolves Predicted Lineup To Face Chelsea

Defence

Rui Patricio will feature in goal for Wolves after he got a well-deserved rest versus Chorley last weekend. Nuno will probably go with a back three of Romain Saïss, Conor Coady and Willy Boly as they try to keep Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham quiet during the 90 minutes.

Max Kilman will have to settle for a spot on the bench but could come on in the second 45 minutes if needed.

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Midfield

Leander Dendoncker will partner up with Ruben Neves at the heart of the Wolves midfield as they look to offer some protection for their teammates at the back. The dynamic duo will also have to orchestrate a few clear-cut chances in the opposition half.

Rayan Aït-Nouri will feature as the left wing-back while Nelson Semedo looks to catch the eye on the other flank as the right wing-back. Joao Moutinho will make up the numbers on the bench as he waits for his chance to come on and make an impact in the latter stages if required.

Attack

Pedro Neto, Fabio Silva and Adama Traore will make up the Wolves frontline. Neto and Traore were both rested on the bench last weekend, so they will be fresh for this game away at Stamford Bridge.

As mentioned earlier, Patrick Cutrone will be named on the bench as he offers cover for the attacking positions in Nuno Espirito Santo’s match-day squad.

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