Wolves face Chelsea on Saturday – and the Blues will pitch up at Molineux with Frank Lampard at the helm.
Graham Potter was sacked last weekend after the 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa, with coach Bruno Salter taking charge of the team against Liverpool on Tuesday night.
It had seemed as though Bruno would be in charge until the end of the season.
But reports surfaced after that Chelsea-Liverpool game that Lampard was being considered for the job on an interim basis.
The situation has moved very quickly, and the club have now confirmed he has taken charge.
It is a very interesting scenario. Lampard was previously sacked by Chelsea. He then went to Everton and left them battling relegation. He was sacked as Toffees boss in January.
Wolves have been in a similar situation before.
When Lampard was sacked by Chelsea, they appointed Thomas Tuchel and Wolves were his first opponents. That game ended 0-0.
Lampard will be hoping for a win in his first game back. But Wolves, like Chelsea, desperately need a result – and someone who could achieve that on Saturday is Diego Costa.
Costa came on as a substitute against Nottingham Forest on Saturday and made a decent impact.
One just wonders if playing against his former club is a good idea.
Lampard had some kind words for Costa back in 2017, saying (via Squawka): “I am a big fan of Diego Costa, I don’t underrate him and I don’t think any Chelsea fans do.
“He can be a target, run the line & he can also score goals. He can be a consistent problem for any defender.”
Diego Costa should be considered for a start for Wolves as Frank Lampard returns to Chelsea
Julen Lopetegui has a number of options at his disposal, but Costa could be the way to go this weekend.
He did well against Forest, and will no doubt be bang up for facing his old club and spoiling Lampard’s big day.
It feels as though he is due a goal having now yet scored for Wolves.
It would make for some story if Wolves won this game 1-0, with Costa scoring his first goal for Wolves to hand Lampard the worst possible start.