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Wolves vs Chelsea preview, kick-off time, team news and how to watch live stream

Everything you need to know about this weekend's game against Wolves, including team news...


When and where

The match takes place at Molineux, the home of Wolves, on Saturday 14 September. Kick-off is 3pm UK time. 

Latest Chelsea team news

Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso make their first appearances of the season as Frank Lampard opts to go with three at the back at Molineux.

The set-up is expected to be similar to the one Wolves have had enjoyed such success with since their return to the Premier League.

Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta are the wing-backs, with Rudiger joined by Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori in the centre of defence.

Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic occupy the midfield positions, and ahead of them Tammy Abraham is flanked by Willian and Mason Mount.

Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 3-4-3 formation:

Kepa; Rudiger, Christensen, Tomori; Azpilicueta (c), Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso; Willian, Abraham, Mount.

Substitutes: Caballero, Zouma, Barkley, Pulisic, Pedro, Giroud, Batshuayi.

Latest Wolves team news

Wolves are expected to line up in the following 3-5-2 formation:

Patricio; Vallejo, Coady (c), Saiss; Traore, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Neves, Jonny; Jota, Jimenez.

Subs: Ruddy, Doherty, Neto, Cutrone, Gibbs-White, Vinagre, Kilman.  

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.

Wolves vs Chelsea - the stats

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?

Chelsea TV will be providing live audio commentary on the Fifth Stand App and this website, and there will also be live text commentary on those platforms.

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.

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