Our live stream ahead of Tuesday nights Premier League match, Wolves vs Chelsea is now up and running, kicking off at 18.00 GMT.
You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, lineups, predictions and much more…
Wolves lost on their own patch to West Midlands rivals Aston Villa at the weekend in a game that could have gone either way, only separated by a 94th-minute penalty.
The visitors lost Douglas Luiz to a red card in the 85th minute, but Villa earned the local bragging rights as Anwar El Ghazi converted from 12 yards after John McGinn was brought down by Nelson Semedo, with Joao Moutinho also being brandished from the field as both sides ended the game with 10 men.
Nuno’s men can now only boast one win from their last five in the top flight – an impressive 2-1 triumph at Arsenal – and Wolves have now slipped to 13th in the Premier League following Crystal Palace’s draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea also come into the game off the back of a defeat, having lost 1-0 to Everton on Saturday night, ending their 17-match unbeaten run.
Chelsea had kept five PL clean sheets in eight matches before the Blues travelled to Goodison Park, which welcomed fans back for the first time since the coronavirus-enforced postponement.
Wolves and Chelsea fans were treated to a seven-goal thriller in this fixture last season, one which the Blues won 5-2 on a day where Tammy Abraham scored a hat-trick and an own goal at Molineux.
Sad news about Houllier passing away…
Yes, I came across him on and off the pitch. An absolute gentleman. That was the resounding thing – a great football person. All the respect and thoughts to his family from myself and Chelsea of course.
Atletico draw a tough one…
Most people will say the toughest one we could have had. But all draws are difficult in the Champions League. We have to have belief in ourselves. It is what it is.
More on Atletico…
They are top of La Liga. They knocked Liverpool out last year. They have experience and quality. One of the toughest on paper. We need to turn up and do our job.
Bounce back quick post-Everton?
The Premier League is unforgiven. We weren’t at our top-level Saturday and got beaten. We dropped it for a game. It’s up to us to pick it up again straight away. The next game is always the most important one. You don’t go to Everton and expect anything if you don’t perform.
London in Tier 3 – blow to lose fans again?
If it comes in it will be. Slightly disappointed because it should be a level playing field for fans across the country. It should be level. Not telling the government what to do but we can control 2,000 fans in a stadium. Unfortunate to say the least. We are making it up as we go along. Can you control the situation? Clubs have shown they can. I’d like to think something can be done to make it exempt to get 2,000 fans in.
Important to stay in the title race?
Definitely. It’s a long race to win the league. I understand the elements of it. There are difficult moments – one is bouncing back quickly from losing a game. And to sustain results over a busy time like Christmas.
Is Pulisic fit?
He was out for injury with his hamstring. He trained on Saturday. He’s in the squad for tomorrow but yet to be decided if he will start or not. It is positive news from the weekend.
Ziyech and CHO out – change system to get best from those available?
Not in the short-term no. We’ve played well. Hakim has been pivotal and suddenly we’re short on wingers. It’s not the formation at the weekend – it was the way we executed. We have players to comfortably do that.
Harder to create without Ziyech? Others must step up?
It felt like Everton played like Tottenham did and if people are watching us they will try to stop us from doing what we do well. We need to find other ways and make sure to have ways around teams. At our top-level we’d have found a way around it. We can’t make an excuse of not having wingers. It’s unfortunate but we have others capable of playing in those areas. Hopefully, they are back soon anyway.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League form: WLDWLL
Chelsea Premier League form: WWWDWL
Chelsea form (all competitions): WDWWDL
Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Semedo, Coady, Saiss, Marcal; Neves, Dendoncker; Traore, Podence, Neto; Silva
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kante, Jorginho, Mount; Havertz, Giroud, Werner
Chelsea to Win – 4/6 with FanTeam
The Blues came up short against Everton, ending their long unbeaten run. Fortunately for Chelsea fans, Wolves are lacking in the form department with a solitary win in their last five league fixtures.
Wolves have failed to score in their last two and have one of the worst goals for records in the division. The absence of Raul Jimenez and Chelsea strong defensive record is unlikely to help matters.
Chelsea can bounce back and take advantage of a Wolves side struggling to put a run of results together.
Time to take a look at our Wolves vs Chelsea live match stream as it happens…