Injured, ill and suddenly third at the Premier League table, Chelsea will be hoping to put an end to the stutter when they visit in-form Wolverhampton on Sunday at Molino (watch live, 9am ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com) .
The results are not as alarming as the concessions made by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, as the Blues allowed eight goals in five matches with two wins – over Watford and Leeds – plus a draw with Everton and Manchester United and a loss. To West Ham United.
The total of goals is double the amount Chelsea conceded in their first 12 Premier League games as the Blues netted nine clean sheets.
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Meanwhile, wolves are only looking for targets because the performance was strong. The 1-0 win at Brighton was followed by double losses to Liverpool and Man City – out of crime – and clean sheets against Burnley (draw), Norwich City (draw) and West Ham (win 1-0).
So Sunday’s question is clear: Can Bruno Lage score from his men? If so, there may be a disturbance in the cards.
Here’s everything you need to know before the Wolverhampton vs Chelsea match.
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Wolves news, injuries and squad options
Raul Jimenez will return from suspension but Johnny Otto and Pedro Neto are joined by Ryan Ait Nouri and Hei Chang Hwang. Yerson Mosquera and Fabio Silva have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be monitored moving forward.
Chelsea news, injuries and squad options
The Blues await the fitness and/or COVID-19 tests of Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jorginho are skeptical after suffering injuries against Everton. Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell have all tested positive for COVID-19 and do not appear to be ready to return.
Possibilities and Endings (The full possibilities presented by our partner PointsBet)
Chelsea are the favorites away from home with -182 for a win and +280 for a draw, while Wolverhampton would have been pushing +525 if they could build on the win over Brighton.
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Will Chelsea keep the team off the board? Can wolves achieve a goal? There is no “why not both?” The situation is here, but we think both are good for something. The difference makers in this anticipated split could be Christian Pulisic and Adama Traore: Wolverhampton 1-1 Chelsea.
How to watch Wolves and Wolves vs Chelsea live, broadcast and start time
Departure: 9 a.m. ET on Sunday
TV channel: USA Network
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