Wolves vs Chelsea: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Chelsea will look to kick off Frank Lampard's second stint in charge strongly when they face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

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Wolves vs Chelsea: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Reece James of Chelsea battles for possession with Matheus Nunes of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on October 08, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Frank Lampard will take charge of his first game for the Blues during Wolves vs Chelsea at the Molinuex on Saturday.

Match Details:

  • Location: Wolverhampton, England
  • Stadium: Molineux Stadium
  • Date: Saturday 8 April
  • Kick-off Time: 15:00 BST / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PST
  • Referee: Peter Bankes
  • VAR: Andy Madley
Havertz might find his form under his previous manager Lampard (Image- Getty Images)

Wolves vs Chelsea: Match Preview

The games continue to come thick and fast across Europe, with Gameweek 30 kicking off in the Premier League this weekend. The action will begin at Old Trafford with the game between Manchester United and Everton. And we will then move on to the match featuring Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea.

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 7, 2023

Wolverhampton Wanderers have endured a topsy-turvy ride thus far this season after falling to the bottom of the table in the early weeks. Bruno Lage was in charge when the campaign began, although he only lasted a month. Julen Lopetegui took over midway through September and has improved their fortunes, albeit only marginally so, as they remain in the relegation dogfight.

On the other hand, Chelsea also lost a manager after a month, with Thomas Tuchel departing in September. Graham Potter replaced the German tactician but has been unable to see through the season. And the Englishman met his demise on Sunday after falling to a defeat to Aston Villa last weekend. Frank Lampard has since taken over as the caretaker manager as the Blues scour the market for a permanent appointment.

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 6, 2023

The reverse fixture was one of Chelsea's best games this season, as they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. And ahead of the latest meeting between the two sides.

Team News:


Jonny is still serving a suspension for his red cards in the defeat to Leeds, while Ruben Neves picked up his tenth booking of the season against Nottingham Forest and starts a two-game ban here.

Chiqunho and Sasa Kalajdzic won't play again this season, though Hwang Hee-chan and Boubacar Traore could make the Wolves squad.


Chelsea remain without experienced defenders Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta, but with Frank Lampard taking over, there could be a formation shift to a back four.

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 7, 2023

Mason Mount could return to the starting XI – he hasn't scored since late December – while N'Golo Kante may be included again.

Wolves vs Chelsea: Head to Head:

  • Chelsea have a good historical record against Wolverhampton Wanderers and have won 44 out of the 114 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Wolverhampton Wanderers' 40 victories.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers are winless in their last four matches against Chelsea in the Premier League, with their previous such victory coming by a 2-1 margin in 2020.
  • Chelsea are winless in their last two away games against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League, with their previous victory at the Molineux coming by a 5-2 margin in 2019.
  • Wolverhampton are unbeaten in their three Premier League matches against opponents from London under Julen Lopetegui and have managed to win two of these games.

Predicted Line-ups:

Wolves predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Sa; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Gomes; Lemina, Neves; Traore, Moutinho, Nunes; Cunha.

Chelsea predicted lineup (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; James, Fofana, Koulibaly, Chilwell; Kante, Fernandez, Kovacic; Mount, Havertz, Felix.

WW vs CHE: Fantasy XI

Arrizabalaga; James, Dawson, Kilman,Kante, Fernandez, Neves; Traore, Mount, Havertz, Felix.

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