Match: Wolves v Chelsea
Venue: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 01:15 IST
Wolves will look to end their six-game winless streak as they take on Chelsea at home in a mid week encounter on Wednesday night.
They slipped to a defeat against Cardiff last time and are currently placed at 12th on the points table.
Chelsea, on the other side, registered a convincing 2-0 victory in their last match after suffering a humiliating defeat to the Spurs in the match before. They will be looking to build on the winning momentum gained in their previous match.
INJURY AND SUSPENSION UPDATES:
Ruben Neves (Suspended)
Marcos Alonso (Doubtful)
PROBABLE STARTING XI
WOLVES (3-4-3): Patricio— Boly, Coady, Bennett— Vinagre, Saiss, Moutinho, Doherty— Helder Costa, Jimenez, Cavaleiro
CHELSEA (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga—Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, Luiz, Alonso—Jorginho, Kanté, Barkley— Hazard, Morata, Pedro
DREAM 11 TEAM FORMATION APPROACH
On sheet, this match looks good on attacking potential. But the Wolves haven’t been at their best in the last few matches. So, Chelsea players should be backed more. They registered a clean sheet last time against a dangerous Fulham attack and have the capability to do so this time as well. Their midfield can bag a lot of points as well but their strikers have been off-color. So, I’ll go with 7 Chelsea players and 4 Wolves players and would fit them into a 4-5-1 formation.
COMBINED DREAM 11 TEAM
Kepa Arrizabalaga (8.5 Cr) – Chelsea
There is no competition here. Even though Chelsea are playing away from home, their goal-keeper remains the preferred option for this match owing to their superior defence.
David Luiz (8 Cr) – Chelsea
Antonio Rudiger (8.5 Cr) – Chelsea
Cesar Azpillicueta (8.5 Cr) – Chelsea
Ryan Bennett (8 Cr) – Wolves
Three Chelsea defenders in Luiz, Rudiger and Azpillicueta have been picked. Alonso doesn’t make the side as it is uncertain whether he will start. Bennett is the only Wolves defender to make it to this team.
Eden Hazard (11 Cr) – Chelsea
Pedro (9.5 Cr) – Chelsea
Jorginho (8.5 Cr) – Chelsea
Helder Costa (8.5 Cr) – Wolves
Matt Doherty (9 Cr) – Wolves
Hazard, Pedro and Jorginho have been picked for this team as they are the ones who rule the Chelsea midfield. Pedro is expected to start looking at his superb form in the past two games. Costa and Doherty are the selected midfield options from Wolves. The latter has been amongst most of Wolves’ scoring chances this season.
Raul Jimenez (10.5 Cr) – Wolves
The Chelsea strikers have been off-color and they have been rotated a lot. Jimenez is a sure starter and has been amongst the best strikers of this season so far. He is our only striker for this match.