WOL vs CHE: Chelsea Match Preview, Team News, Possible Lineup, H2H and Kick-off Time

WOL vs CHE: Chelsea Match Preview, Team News, Possible Lineup, H2H and Kick-off Time

 Molineux hosts the second-ever Christmas Eve Premier League match, where Wolverhampton Wanderers face Chelsea in the West Midlands. Gary O'Neil's squad suffered a 3-0 defeat against West Ham United in their latest top-flight encounter, while the Blues resume top-flight action after advancing to the FA Cup semi-finals.

Chelsea Match Preview

Before renewed discussions about a European Super League, Chelsea, a vocal opponent of the project, advanced in the EFL Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, securing a spot in the two-legged semi-final against Middlesbrough.

A solo effort by Callum Wilson and a penalty shootout, where Newcastle's Trippier and Petrovic played pivotal roles, marked their progression. Mauricio Pochettino, aiming for his first team honor in English football, guides Chelsea, currently 10th in the standings.

Despite recent setbacks in away matches, the Blues look to break the trend that dates back to December 2000, hoping to avoid a fourth consecutive away loss, reminiscent of a challenging period that concluded with a Christmas Day draw in 2000. The last visit to Molineux in April resulted in a 1-0 defeat for Chelsea, extending their winless streak at Wolves' ground since 2019.

Team News

Chelsea continues to grapple with winter injuries, with Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Carney Chukwuemeka, Trevoh Chalobah, Marc Cucurella, Robert Sanchez, and Ben Chilwell still sidelined.

Enzo Fernandez left the field early against Newcastle due to feeling unwell, while Levi Colwill was substituted at half-time due to fatigue but is expected to recover. Romeo Lavia, Lesley Ugochkwu, and Noni Madueke may be available this weekend after returning to full training.

Christopher Nkunku made his Chelsea debut in the EFL Cup, and though a Premier League debut is imminent, Pochettino might exercise caution regarding his inclusion in the starting XI.

Chelsea Possible Lineup

Petrovic; Gusto, Silva, Badiashile, Colwill; Caicedo, Fernandez; Sterling, Gallagher, Palmer; Jackson


Kickoff Time

Wolves and Chelsea EPL contest is scheduled on Sunday around 2 pm at Molineux Stadium.


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