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Wolves predicted lineup vs Chelsea - Premier League

Max Parsons
Wolves are struggling at the moment
Wolves are struggling at the moment / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages
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Wolves will aim to avoid a fourth successive Premier League defeat when they travel to Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

Bruno Lage has seen his men slip to 1-0 losses to Newcastle and Burnley respectively before being dispatched 3-0 by Brighton at Molineux last time out. Wolves are, however, still in the race for European qualification, currently sitting just three points behind seventh-placed West Ham having played a game fewer.

A win on the weekend will be tough, though, even if they do travel to a Chelsea side in the midst of a bumpy patch themselves. Here's how Lage could set up.


Wolves predicted lineup vs Chelsea (3-4-3)

GK: Jose Sa - No clean sheet for five games, and one more would extend his longest run without one - a stat that really shows what a good maiden campaign he's had.

CB: Willy Boly - The impressive Max Kilman is still sidelined with injury, so Boly should continue his spell in the team.

CB: Conor Coady - Has started all but one of Wolves' Premier League fixtures since the club's promotion in 2018 and will inevitably skipper the team once more at Stamford Bridge.

CB: Romain Saiss - Left on the bench a couple of times recently but the firm favourite should be set for a third consecutive start here.

RWB: Jonny - Nelson Semedo looks to have picked up a knock that's going to force him out of action for the rest of the campaign, so Jonny could come in to fill in.

CM: Ruben Neves - The maestro's half-time withdrawal last time out was reportedly nothing more than precautionary, so expect him to start here.

CM: Joao Moutinho - Is still a pivotal figure in the side and, at 35 years of age, should be set for a ninth successive league start this weekend.

LWB: Rayan Ait-Nouri - The youngster has been in and out of the side in recent weeks but, with Jonny forced to deputise on the right, he should get the nod here.

RF: Hwang Hee-Chan - Daniel Podence's injury should see the South Korean continue in the forward line, as he searches for a first goal in ten league outings.

ST: Raul Jimenez - Fabio Silva started the last one, but the youngster should make way for the more experienced and dangerous Jimenez.

RF: Pedro Neto - We could see the wiry Portuguese come into the fold for just a second Premier League start of the season.


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