Welcome to the start of the Second Lampard Age. This may be a very short age, so don’t blink; you might miss it!
Chelsea played a lot of 4-3-3 in the latter days of the First Lampard Age, and that’s probably what we’re seeing today as well, depending on how far up exactly Gallagher plays. No Mason Mount, N’Golo Kanté, or Ben Chilwell in the squad — hopefully all just being saved for Real Madrid. (UPDATE: Mount re-injury setback.)
Diego Costa starts for the home side.
Here we go!
Wolverhampton Wanderers starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Sa | Toti, Kilman (c), Dawson, Semedo | Gomes, Lemina | Podence, Cunha, Nunes | Costa
Substitutes from: Bentley, Collins, Neto, Hwang, Sarabia, Moutinho, A.Traroé, Hodge, Bueno
Chelsea starting lineup (4-3-3):
Arrizabalaga | Cucurella, Koulibaly, W.Fofana, James | Gallagher, Enzo, Kovačić (c) | Sterling, Havertz, Félix
Substitutes from: Mendy, Chilwell, Badiashile, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Zakaria, Mudryk, Pulisic, Aubameyang
Date / Time: Saturday, April 8, 2023, 15.00 BST; 10am EDT; 7:30pm IST
Venue: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, England
Referee: Peter Bankes (on pitch); Andy Madley (VAR)
On TV: none (UK); USA, Universo (USA); Star Sports Select HD2 (India); SuperSport Premier League (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: none (UK); NBC Sports Live, Universo Now (USA); Hotstar (India); DStv Now (NGA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!