Chelsea return to action on Saturday afternoon following the recent international break when they make the trip to Molineux to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The home side are very much an established outfit in the top flight of English football these days while the Frank Lampard era at Chelsea is yet to really get off the ground.

Wolverhampton Wanderers go into the match without the services of defender Wily Boly who is suspended, although Jesus Vallejo is ready to come in for his debut. Full-back Matt Doherty is thought to be in contention despite having recently undergone surgery.

Visitors Chelsea must again do without the services of star midfielder N’Golo Kante who continues to nurse an ankle injury. The Blues will be boosted by the news that Mateo Kovacic’s knock which he sustained during the international break has cleared up. ¬†Pedro is also fit following a recent hamstring problem while both Antonio Rudiger and Michy Batshuayi are pushing for starts.

Chelsea haven’t won either of their last two fixtures against Wolves. The Blues lost 2-1 at Molineux last season despite taking an early lead while the two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in the reverse fixture.

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 3pm and has not been selected for live television coverage.

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