Match Thread: Chelsea vs Wolves
March 10 2019
Wolves travel to Stamford Bridge today in an attempt to complete a double over their rivals for the first time since the 1974-75 season
Nuno Espirito Santo has declared a fully fit squad (again!!) but will be without defender Ryan Bennett who serves the first of a two match ban for ten yellow cards. Romain Saiss is widely expected to drop into defence as cover for Bennett. After the five changes made for last week's game against Cardiff it will be interesting to see if Nuno simply reverts to his 'usual team' for today's game, although Rui Patricio is expected to regain his place in goal.
Michael Oliver - considered by some to be England's top referee - will officiate at today's game which will be screened live on Sky TV, kicking off at 2pm.
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Line-up: Patricio, Saiss, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Jonny, Moutinho, Jimenez, Jota
Subs: Ruddy, Kilman, Vinagre, Gibbs-White, Cavaleiro, Costa, Traore
Raul lucky not give a pen away for h'ball.
Wolves getting chances to break out but need to get it into dangerous position quicker
Not sure we'll get a win but we are coping with Chelsea's considerable threat so far
Good defence by Saiss to deny Higuain. Wolves gradually getting more into the game. Raul Jimenez is really in the thick of things again.
Surprised to hear the half time whistle!! That went very quickly
Chelsea 0 Wolves 0
Watching it , all you could hear was our fans. Not much fun to see, but very effective. If they get frustrated they could make mistakes. Didn’t expect much from this one but you never know.
No changes to either team as the 2nd half gets underway
Jimenez & Jota link up well on left wing but are very quickly surrounded
Fed by Jota again
Chelsea 0 Wolves 1
Wolves break again but no luck this time
Pedro' shot put over the bar by Rui
Hudson-Odoi replaces Pedro
Saiss catches Hazard & gets a yellow card
Fifteen minutes plus added time to play and Wolves hanging on a onebgoal lead.
Adama replaces our goal scorer Raul
Chelsea 1 Wolves 1
That puts us a point clear of Watford in 7th place
Chelsea 1 Wolves 1
The lads should be proud
Meanwhile up the other end, deapite the general lack of chances, when it mattered the Jota - Jiminez show did us proud again. A scuffed, scruffy goal but the interplay to make the chance was just brilliant!
All of our players put their upmost into that match - congratulations to them.
Anybody see the Sarri interview afterwards on MOTD .... what a bore!