Hwang Hee-chan will be available for selection this weekend against Chelsea for Wolves.

The South Korea international has missed quite a bit of football over the past few weeks.

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The winger suffered a hamstring injury against Liverpool at the start of February, and proceeded to miss Wolves’ next five Premier League games.

He returned to the bench for the recent game with Newcastle United. And he came off it to score an equaliser at St. James’ Park.

But Hwang, 27, then picked up a new injury, forcing him to miss the last couple of matches against Leeds United and Nottingham Forest.

Hwang was seen at Wolves’ Easter open training session earlier this week, suggested he could be returning this weekend.

And Julen Lopetegui confirmed today at his press conference that that would be the case.

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Given he will be lacking match sharpness, a place on the bench might be most likely for Hwang for the visit of Chelsea.

But Lopetegui did hand a surprise start to Pedro Neto against Tottenham Hotspur a few weeks ago after he had been injured for months.

So there’s perhaps a slight chance for him to start.

Big boost for Wolves as Hwang Hee-chan returns from injury ready to face Chelsea

It is great news that Hwang is available to play against Chelsea.

It has been very clear that Lopetegui really likes the 27-year-old and what he is about. Since coming in at Molineux the Spaniard has used him a lot when he has been fit.

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Hwang has improved under the Spaniard. But he can still do a lot better.

Hopefully if he takes to the field against Chelsea, he can pick up where he left off before his recent setback.

Wolves need to pull a result out of the bag, and Hwang coming into form would be most ideal.

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