Matt Doherty,Diogo Jota

Chelsea vs Wolves: Nuno Espirito Santo's Best Available Wanderers Lineup

Wolves travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, as they continue their fight for European football next season.


The Wanderers are just one place behind their hosts in the league table and are in pole position to clinch the final Europa League qualifying spot.


Last weekend, Wolves comfortably beat Cardiff City 2-0, but their recent form has been inconsistent - the shock defeat to Huddersfield Town the most notable blip.


Nuno Espirito Santo has a fully fit squad at his disposal, but will be without defender Ryan Bennett, who picked up his 10th booking of the season against Cardiff and will miss the next two matches.


Here's how Santo could reshuffle his pack and line up against Chelsea.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Rui Patricio (GK) - Not in the squad against Cardiff, Patricio is expected to return between the sticks in place of John Ruddy.


Matt Doherty (RWB) - Benched last weekend, fantasy football managers everywhere will be praying Doherty makes an instant return to the starting lineup.


Leander Dendoncker (CB) - Ryan Bennett's suspension means the versatile Belgian Dendoncker could start in defence.


Conor Coady (CB) - The Wolves captain hasn't missed a minute of football in all competitions this season.


Willy Boly (CB) - The 28-year-old has been a linchpin at the back for Santo and has a solid three goals to his name.


Jonny (LWB) - Jonny's impressive form since his loan move from Atletico Madrid this season has earned him a permanent transfer as well as a Spain cap. 

2. Midfielders

Romain Saiss (CM) - Saiss has been used sporadically this season, starting just nine games, but Dendoncker's move back to defence means the Moroccan international should start in midfield.


Ruben Neves (CM) - Neves was an unused sub against Cardiff but Santo will surely recall  arguably his best player for the trip to Stamford Bridge.


Joao Moutinho (CM) - Has featured in every league game for Wolves, Moutinho has registered seven assists this season.

3. Forwards

Diogo Jota (FW) - Bagged his sixth goal of the season last weekend, Jota also scored the winner in this fixture back in December.


Raul Jimenez (FW) - Jimenez is enjoying a fine season with 11 goals and seven assists to his name and has five goals in his previous six appearances.