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Chelsea and Wolves kick off a full round of English Premier League fixtures when they meet at Molineux on Tuesday evening.
The master prevailed over the apprentice on Saturday when old Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti taught present incumbent Frank Lampard a lesson to the tune of a 1-0 win for Everton at Goodison Park.
It halted what had been a smart run of form for the fifth-placed Londoners, who would still sneak to the top of the table with victory in the West Midlands, albeit temporarily.
Attacking duo Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi both continue to watch on from the sidelines and they could be joined by Christian Pulisic, who is nursing a knock.
Lampard will do everything he can to avoid playing Kai Havertz out on the right again, after the German wunderkind flunked his exam on Merseyside last weekend.
Wolves also need to take a deep breath and start again, after local rivals Aston Villa made it back-to-back defeats in their Molineux clash last Saturday.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have slid to 13th in the standings going into the festive period.
Joao Moutinho was sent off as the red mist descended on the derby, with the Portuguese midfielder starting his ban.
Raul Jimenez and Jonny are both ruled out through injury, as the home side attempt to cram in some last-minute revision to turn their fortunes around on home turf.
Wolves vs Chelsea: Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Wolves vs Chelsea: EPL starting XI prediction
Probable Wolves Starting XI: Rui Patricio, Nelson Semedo, Conor Coady, Willy Boly, Marcal, Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves, Adama Traore, Daniel Podence, Pedro Neto, Fabio Silva.
Probable Chelsea Starting XI: Edouard Mendy, Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Olivier Giroud, Timo Werner.