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Venue change - Wolves U23s v Chelsea U23s preview, kick-off time, team news and how to watch live stream

Chelsea’s development squad make the trip to Shropshire on Saturday morning to take on Wolves in Premier League 2.

 As a preview to the action, we look at everything you need to know ahead of our trip to the PL2 newcomers.

When and where

Due to pitch conditions at Telford, the game will now be played at Wolves' Compton Training Ground on Saturday, kick-off is at 12:45pm. Spectators are welcome.

Form

Andy Myers’s team remain the only unbeaten side in PL2 and after nine games they sit in pole position. However Derby – who are level with Chelsea on 21 points at the top of the table – and north-London rivals Arsenal are close to the Blues in the hunt for first place.

The opposition

Wolves are currently in 10th place with nine points but they will take confidence from their last outing at Derby County. Only a second-half comeback with an injury time equaliser denied Wolves what would have been their third victory of the PL2 campaign.

Team news

Myers may look to make use of his squad as a number of the development squad players have been away on international duty during the break. Tino Anjorin, Tariq Lamptey and Thierno Ballo returned to Cobham this week after representing their respective countries - as has Ian Maatsen who returned from the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Brazil where his Dutch side lost out in the third place play-off to strong French opponents.

Last time out

Jon Russell’s second goal of the season and a maiden PL2 goal for Armando Broja sealed the points against Blackburn Rovers which saw Myers’ side occupy first place prior to the international window.

How to follow

Supporters can watch the game live on this website or the 5th Stand App, with coverage starting at 12:40. There will also be updates on our official @Chelseafc Twitter account.

Rescheduled

Our development squad’s away league game at Liverpool originally scheduled for Sunday 15 December has been moved a day forward and will now be played on Saturday 14 December at Liverpool’s Kirkby Academy. Kick-off is 3pm.

Under-18 PL Cup

Ed Brand’s Under-18s are also in action on Saturday, they take on Arsenal in the final PL Cup group game at Cobham. Victory will ensure they top the group and progress to the knockout stage.

- Tino Livramento signed his first professional contact with Chelsea on Friday morning, the 17-year-old has made of eight academy appearances thus far including a start in the most recent UEFA Youth League tie against Ajax. The England Under-19 international will aim to continue his good form in Saturday's fixture.

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