The Thomas Tuchel era begins at home to Wolves and here we outline all the key pre-match facts and figures...
Chelsea vs Wolves head to head
Wolves won the reverse fixture 2-1 at Molineux in December. Although Olivier Giroud opened the scoring just after the break, Daniel Podence equalised on 66 minutes and Pedro Neto scored the winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time.
Biggest league win for each team
Wolves 8-1 Chelsea 26/09/1953Wolves 0-5 Chelsea 20/09/2003
Chelsea’s biggest home win is 6-2 in 1958/59Wolves’ biggest win at Stamford Bridge is 5-1 in 1959/60
Last season’s corresponding match
CHELSEA 2 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 0Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 26.07.20, 4pm
Chelsea (3-4-2-1) Caballero; Azpilicueta (c), Zouma, Rudiger; James, Jorginho (Barkley 87), Kovacic (Loftus-Cheek 85), Alonso; Mount (Pedro 84), Pulisic (Hudson-Odoi 77); Giroud (Abraham 77)Unused subs Arrizabalaga, Christensen, Tomori, EmersonInjured Kante, Gilmour, WillianHead coach Frank LampardBooked Giroud 45+2, Azpilicueta 90+2Scorers Mount 45+1, Giroud 45+4
Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-4-2-1) Rui Patricio; Boly, Coady (c), Saiss; Doherty (Podence 58), Dendoncker, Neves (Moutinho 58), Jonny (Vinagre 58); Neto (Traore h/t), Jota (Jordao 84); JimenezUnused subs Ruddy, Kilman, Buur, Gibbs-WhiteHead coach Nuno Espirito SantoBooked Jota 22, Neto 45, Dendoncker 83
Referee Stuart Attwell
Our defeat to Man City in our last Premier League home game was only our second at Stamford Bridge this season in 15 matches (eight wins, five draws).
We have only lost two home games in all competitions in the last 21, winning 14 of them.
Only Liverpool (37), Man Utd (36) and Leicester (35) have scored more Premier League goals than Chelsea this season (33).
Mason Mount is creating a chance on average every 32 minutes in the Premier League this season. That is the best ratio by an Englishman to play at least five games in a season for the Blues since Frank Lampard in 2009/10 (one every 28 mins).
Only Ederson (10) and Emiliano Martinez (9) have kept more clean sheets in the Premier League than Edouard Mendy (7).
Premier League scorers
Abraham 6, Werner 4, Zouma 4, Giroud 3, Jorginho 3 (3 pens), Chilwell 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Mount 2, Thiago Silva 2, Havertz 1, James 1, Pulisic 1, Ziyech 1, own goals 1
Following Tammy Abraham’s hat-trick against Luton, he is now our top scorer in all competitions with 11. Next are Oliver Giroud and Timo Werner on nine.
We play Barnsley away in the fifth round of the FA Cup having already played them in the Carabao Cup earlier in the season. It will be the 12th time we’ve played the same team in both domestic cup competitions in the same season.
This season’s Premier League stats (19 games)Most appearances: Neves 19, Neto 19, Rui Patricio 19Most goals: Jimenez 4, Neto 4, Podence 3, Saiss 3Most assists: Neto 3, Podence 2, six players on 1Most clean sheets: Rui Patricio 4
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are hoping to avoid three consecutive league defeats for the first time since November 2018.Wolves haven’t kept a clean sheet in their past 12 Premier League games, the longest current run in the competition. Their last shutout was against Crystal Palace on 30 October.
Wolves have won five points from the last possible 27 including their one win against Chelsea on 15 December. Since then they have lost four and drawn two.
Since their return to the Premier League in 2018, Wolves have won 23 points from their 13 league games in London. Only Liverpool (31) and Manchester City (28) have won more away points in the capital in this period.
Wolves have the 15th best away Premier League record, with 10 points from their nine games.
Sheffield Utd W 2-0West Ham L 0-4Leeds W 1-0Leicester L 0-1Arsenal W 2-1Liverpool L 0-4Burnley L 1-2Man Utd L 0-1Brighton D 3-3
Premier League scorers
Jimenez 4, Neto 4, Podence 3, Saiss 3, Neves 2, Fabio Silva 2 (1 pen), Ait-Nouri 1, Boly 1, own goals 1
Nuno Espirito Santo's managerial record against Chelsea
Won: 2Drawn: 1Lost: 2
Wolves' last Premier League game
Saturday 16 JanuaryWolves 2 West Brom 3Team 4-3-3: Rui Patricio; Semedo, Boly, Coady (c) (Ait-Nouri 64), Saiss; Dendoncker, Neves (Gibbs-White 60), Moutinho (Cutrone 79); Traore, Fabio Silva, NetoBooked: Dendoncker, Fabio SilvaScorers: Fabio Silva 38, Boly 43
For their 1-0 FA Cup win at Chorley on Friday, Nuno Espirito Santo made six changes, retaining Coady, Boly, Dendoncker, Moutinho and Fabio Silva from the West Brom defeat.
Who's moved in the January transfer window?
There are no suspensions.
The suspension for five bookings has now passed. Players who accumulate 10 yellow cards in Premier League matches up to and including our 32nd fixture will serve a two-match suspension in the competition.
Premier League bookings list
Chelsea: Kante 5, Azpilicueta 3, James 3, Thiago Silva 3, Ziyech 3, Havertz 2, Kovacic 2, Mount 2, Alonso 1, Chilwell 1, Christensen 1, Giroud 1, Pulisic 1, Zouma 1
Wolves: Semedo 4, Coady 3, Dendoncker 3, Neves 3, Traore 3, Fabio Silva 2, Marcal 2, Moutinho 2, Podence 2, Boly 1, Hoever 1, Kilman 1, Otasowie 1, Rui Patricio 1