Predicted Wolves line-up to face Chelsea in the Premier League
Wolves will be aiming to break their winless run when they face an in-form Chelsea at the Molineux in a fascinating Premier League game this Wednesday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have taken one point from a possible 18 in the last 6 games, signalling their poor form in a crunch period of the season.
They are up against a very good Chelsea team, who got back to winning ways by beating Fulham on Sunday. Hence, it won’t be easy for the Old Gold even though they are at home for this game. Nuno’s men have to come up with something special to get a positive result this midweek.
Jonny is still out with an injury, while Ruben Neves will be suspended for this game after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season against Cardiff City.
Probable Wolves XI
Manager: Nuno Espirito Santo
Rui Patricio (GK)
The Portuguese has been a good addition to the team, however, he was a bit unsure against Cardiff. None of that will be spared against Chelsea as well.
Ryan Bennett (RCB)
Bennett should come back into the game after sitting out the Friday game. The reunion of the back-three will help them defend better.
Conor Coady (CB)
The captain needs to step up defensively and lead the team better in order to help them get out of this rot sooner than later.
Willy Boly (LCB)
The Frenchman continues to perform well and should stay in the team for this game.
Matt Doherty (RWB)
He scored against Cardiff but his work rate off the ball will be tested against the might of Chelsea.
Joao Moutinho (CM)
The experienced Portuguese needs to get better, failing which the Blues’ midfield may swarm him out of the game.
Morgan Gibbs-White (CM)
With Neves suspended for this game, expect to see Gibbs-White start alongside Moutinho in central midfield.
Ruben Vinagre (LWB)
Jonny is still injured, handing Vinagre a chance to establish himself as a first-choice wing-back in the team.
Diogo Jota (LW)
Adama Traore didn’t help his cause with a poor performance against Cardiff. Expect Jota to be back in the line-up.
Raul Jimenez (ST)
Wolves fans would be hoping to see the Mexican on the scoresheet soon. He has been good but the final product needs to improve.
Helder Costa (RW)
The Portuguese needs to sharpen up, just like he was against Arsenal before the international break.