Wolves are looking to put the frustrations of the weekend defeat to Aston Villa behind them with a positive result against Chelsea tonight.

Nuno Espirito Santo prepares to welcome Frank Lampard’s Blues to Molineux, and it’s potentially another tough game in store.

Chelsea were beaten 1-0 by Everton at the weekend and are looking to bounce back themselves.

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Last season, Wolves lost the same fixture 2-5, and then 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, so there will be a feeling of seeking retribution.

In goal Rui Patricio will obviously keep his place, and it could be a back four again – the system needs giving a good go, and using it here will encourage Wolves to have a go rather than sit back and invite pressure.

 

Nelson Semedo will probably get another chance at right-back, but his clumsy moment against Villa will see him under the spotlight.

Conor Coady should be partnered with £10 million star Willy Boly (BBC Sport), with the towering Ivorian best-equipped to deal with the aerial threat that is Olivier Giroud. Romain Saiss should therefore drop back to the bench. Fernando Marcal warrants keeping his place over Rayan Ait-Nouri.

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With Joao Moutinho suspended, it’s likely Nuno will restore Ruben Neves alongside Leander Dendoncker in midfield, and Daniel Podence may be deployed at 10 to begin with.

On the wings, Pedro Neto and Adama Traore should get the nod on the left and right respectively, and hopefully Fabio Silva will again lead the line.

The 18-year-old had some good moments against Villa, and needs to build momentum.

The creation of chances has been there for Wolves recently, and hopefully that will be the case again tonight – players simply need to be a bit more clinical.

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