Time for Loftus-Cheek to start? Predicted Chelsea XI to face Wolves in the Premier League


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Predicted Chelsea XI to face Wolves in the Premier League

Chelsea got their campaign back on track with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Fulham in the west London derby after their twelve-game unbeaten run in the Premier League ended with a humiliation at the hands of Spurs.

Maurizio Sarri’s men will once again be the favourites to claim all three points when they make the trip to Molineux o face a struggling Wolves unit on Wednesday night.

The Blues currently sit 3rd in the Premier League standings, seven points behind table-toppers Manchester City and they will be desperate to close the gap to stay within striking distance.

Wolves have lost five of their last six games in the Premier League and the Premier League new boys will be hoping for a turnaround of fortunes in the mid-week clash.

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Victor Moses is struggling with a lower back injury and is doubtful to feature on Wednesday while Ross Barkley has an ankle injury and will be assessed ahead of the mid-week clash.

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Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

Predicted XI

1. Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK)

He didn’t have too much to do in the last game but hasn’t quite justified his huge price tag so far.

2. Cesar Azpilicueta (RB)

The Spaniard has been solid at the back all season and Sarri should continue to rely on him.

3. David Luiz (CB)

Showed a lot of improvement in the last outing after a nightmarish display against Spurs and should retain his place in the team.

4. Antonio Rudiger (CB)

The German international has been one of the standout figures for Chelsea at the back this season and he will be expected to keep up his good work.

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5. Marcos Alonso (LB)

The Spaniard hasn’t really hit top gear in recent weeks and he will need to put in an improved performance on Wednesday.

6. Jorginho (CDM)

He has established himself as one of the most prolific passers of the ball in the Premier League and Sarri should continue to rely on him to dictate terms in the midfield.

7. N’Golo Kante (RCM)

The Frenchman has struggled to make an impact on the right of a midfield three but he should be high on confidence after registering an assist in the last game.

8. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (LCM)

Mateo Kovacic hasn’t done anything exceptional and Ross Barkley is ruled out so Sarri must consider handing the youngster a start after he scored in the last game.

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9. Pedro (RW)

The Spaniard scored his fifth goal of the season against Fulham and Sarri should continue to field him in the starting eleven ahead of Willian who has had a poor season so far.

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10. Eden Hazard (LW)

Chelsea’s indispensable weapon in the final third wasn’t quite at the top of his game against Fulham and they will be expecting better things from him on Wednesday.

11. Alvaro Morata (ST)

Olivier Giroud started the last game and failed to make an impact, which might prompt Sarri to hand the Spaniard a start.


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