Everything you need to know about this weekend’s game against Wolves, as well as Frank Lampard’s WOLVES VS CHELSEA PREVIEW, PRESS CONFERENCE INFO, KICK-OFF TIME, TEAM NEWS AND HOW TO WATCH LIVE STREAM
When and where
The match takes place at Molineux, the home of Wolves, on Saturday 14 September. Kick-off is 3pm UK time.
Frank Lampard’s press conference
Frank Lampard will be speaking to the media at Cobham on Friday from around 12:15pm UK time. You can watch it live on this website and the Fifth Stand app.
The boss will likely provide an update on those of his players who have been injured recently, including Mateo Kovacic, Pedro, N’Golo Kante and Toni Rudiger.
We didn’t beat Wolves last year and although they are yet to win in the Premier League this season they will be dangerous opponents on Saturday. Lampard could be asked what he makes of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
Busy period begins
The Wolves game kicks off a busy period for Lampard and his side with every midweek now filled until the next international break. The issue of whether his squad are ready for the demands of three games a week could be raised by the journalists present.
Latest Chelsea team news
Lampard said before the international break he was expecting to have Toni Rudiger available for the first time this season. Pedro and N’Golo Kante missed the win over Sheffield United but have had the international break to recover, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James continue to work towards full fitness with James having returned to full training this week.
Latest Wolves team news
Willy Boly was sent off in the closing stages of Wolves’ last game, a defeat at Everton, so is suspended for our visit. Leander Dendoncker recovered from an injury sustained on international duty to play in Belgium’s big win against Scotland on Monday.
Wolves vs Chelsea head to head record
Chelsea did not beat Wolves last season, losing 1-2 at Molineux and drawing 1-1 at the Bridge. Our last win over Wolves in the Premier League was in January 2012 when we won 2-1 with an 89th-minute winner from Frank Lampard at Molineux.
Although Wolves were unbeaten in their two Premier League meetings with Chelsea last season, they lost seven of their first eight games against us in the competition.
We have not lost back-to-back top-flight visits to Molineux since losing three in a row there between December 1972 and March 1975.
None of the last 13 top-flight meetings since October 1968 between Wolves and Chelsea at Molineux have ended level. Chelsea have won six and lost seven. The Blues have won five of the last seven, although Wolves have won two of the last three.
How to Watch?
As the game is a Saturday 3pm kick-off, it is not being broadcast live in the UK, but highlights will be available on the Fifth Stand App and this website from two hours after the final whistle.
How to Listen live?
Who is the referee and who is in charge of VAR?
Referee: Graham Scott
VAR: Chris Kavanagh
Scott was the official for two of our Premier League games last season – away to Fulham and home to Brighton.