It looks like we’re still going ahead with this game — after Chelsea’s request to postpone got denied — and the task at hand remains as important as ever. Three points and staying in the title race as we approach the halfway point of the league (as currently scheduled).
Chelsea requested the game be postponed on the basis there will have to be players on the bench who are not fit enough to play. PL rejected on basis they ruled Chelsea have 14 players available for the game. Believe Chelsea had two further positives yesterday and one today #cfc— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) December 19, 2021
Given the list of unavailable players, Tuchel once again doesn’t have much choice, and we have absolutely no one left for the bench. One does wonder why we haven’t called up any youth or reserves players?
Here we go!
Wolves starting lineup (3-5-2):
Sá | Saïss, Coady (c), Kilman | Marcal, Moutinho, Neves, Dendoncker, Hoever | Podence, Jiménez
Substitutes from: Moulden, Ruddy, Jordao, Trincao, Semedo, Traoré, Cundle, Bueno
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):
Mendy | Rüdiger, Silva, Azpilicueta (c) | Alonso, Chalobah, Kanté, James | Ziyech, Pulisic, Mount
Substitutes from: Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli, Sarr, Kovačić, Saúl, Barkley
Date / Time: Sunday, December 19, 2021, 14.00 GMT; 9am EST; 7:30pm IST
Venue: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, England
Referee: David Coote (on pitch); Kevin Friend (VAR)
On TV: none (UK); USA, Universo (USA); Star Sports Select HD2 (India); SuperSport MaXimo 1 (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: none (UK); NBC Sports Live, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (USA); Hotstar (India); DStv Now (NGA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!