The international matches are behind us so it is time to turn attention to the Premier League once more. We begin our build-up to Saturday's outing with all the facts and figures...
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.
Biggest league win for each teamWolves 8-1 Chelsea - 26/09/1953Wolves 0-5 Chelsea - 20/09/2003
LAST TIME OUT AT WOLVES IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 2 CHELSEA 1Molineux, 05.12.18, 7.45pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-4-2-1) Rui Patricio; Bennett, Coady (c), Boly; Doherty, Moutinho, Saiss, Vinagre; Jimenez (Dendoncker 81), Jota (Cavaleiro 88); Gibbs-White (Costa 72).Unused subs Ruddy, Hause, Bonatini, TraoreHead coach Nuno Espirito SantoBooked Saiss 37, Moutinho 53, Coady 60, Vinagre 67Scorers Jimenez 59, Jota 63
Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso; Kante (Kovacic 76), Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek; Willian (Pedro 65), Morata (Giroud 65), Hazard.Unused subs Caballero, Zappacosta, David Luiz, Jorginho.Head coach Maurizio SarriBooked FAbregas 63, Giroud 85, Alonso 90, Christensen 90+4Scorer Loftus-Cheek 18
Referee Jon MossAttendance 31,300
Chelsea's recent record
Chelsea are looking to win consecutive away Premier League games for the first time since December 2018, when we won three in a row.
We have only lost three of our past 26 games in all competitions (excluding shoot-outs), with all defeats coming away from home in the Premier League.
All three of Chelsea’s away Premier League wins in 2019 have been against newly-promoted teams. In eight matches against teams who are not newly-promoted, we have won none, drawn two and lost six of eight games, scoring once and conceding 21 times.
Only Norwich City (10) have conceded more Premier League goals than Chelsea this season (9).
Tammy Abraham stat
Tammy Abraham has scored more goals than any other English player in the top two tiers since the start of last season (including the play-offs), with his second brace of the season, against Sheffield United, taking his total to 30.
Billy Gilmour is the 744th player to play for Chelsea and the equal 58th youngest at 18 years, 80 days. He is the first Scottish player to make an appearance for the Blues since Steven Watt in 2005.
Mason Mount has become the 49th Chelsea player to make an appearance for England.
Lampard vs Wolves
In his playing career for the Blues, Frank Lampard won four of his five games against Wolves, scoring three times.
Last seasonPremier League - seventhFA Cup - semi-finalCarabao Cup - third roundTop scorer all competitions: Raul Jimenez 17
Last season’s Premier League statsMost starts: Coady 38, Rui Patricio 37, Boly and Jimenez 36Most goals: Jimenez 13, Jota 9, Boly, Neves and Doherty 4Most assists: Moutinho 8, Jimenez 7, Doherty and Jota 5Most clean sheets: Rui Patricio 7
Wolves are unbeaten at Molineux in their last 10 Premier League games, winning six and drawing four. They last suffered a home defeat on 2 January against Crystal Palace.
This run is their longest in the top-flight since October 1979. They last enjoyed a longer run between April 1971 and February 1972 (18 matches).
Wolves have won more games than any other Premier League team in all competitions in 2019/20 (six) despite failing to win any of their first four league games of the season. They won all six of their Europa League qualifying matches.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are the only Premier League team yet to lead for a single minute in a game so far this season, while only Norwich (187) have trailed for more minutes (182).
Wolves have conceded 60 per cent (three of five) of their Premier League goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season.
Wolves Premier League scorers
Jimenez 2 (1 pen), Neves 1, Saiss 1.
WOLVES LAST PREMIER LEAGUE GAME
Sunday 1 SeptemberEverton 3 Wolves 2Team 3-5-2: Rui Patricio; Bennett, Coady (c), Boly; Traore, Dendoncker, Neves (Neto 84), Saiss (Moutinho 59), Vinagre; Jimenez, Cutrone (Jota 68)Scorers: Saiss 9, Jimenez 75Sent-off: Boly 90+5 (two yellow cards)Booked: Vinagre, Jimenez, Bennett, Neto
WOLVES MAJOR SUMMER TRANSFERS
INSPatrick Cutrone AC MilanLeander Dendoncker AnderlechtRaul Jimenez BenficaBruno Jordao BragaPedro Neto BragaJesus Vallejo Real Madrid, loan
OUTSKortney Hause Aston VillaRyan Giles Shrewsbury, loanPedro Goncalves FC FamalicaoHelder Costa Leeds, loanIvan Cavaleiro Fulham, loanWill Norris Ipswich, loanNiall Ennis Doncaster, loanCameron John Doncaster, loanBright Enobakhare Wigan, loanLeo Bonatini Vitoria, loan
Wolves' Willy Boly is suspended
In the Premier League, five yellow cards received before 19 league fixtures have been played will result in a one match suspension in the competition.
Premier League bookings listWolves: Bennett 2, Neves 2, Jimenez 1, Jonny 1, Neto 1, Vinagre 1.Chelsea: Jorginho 3, Abraham 1, KantE 1, Zouma 1
Wolves vs Chelsea referee and VAR
Referee: Graham ScottVAR: Chris Kavanagh
Scott was the official for two of our Premier League games last season – away to Fulham and home to Brighton.