Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

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A new era begins at Chelsea, and it’ll start with a visit from Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday night. Frank Lampard is terminated, after just one season and a half. His replacement, himself fired by Paris Saint-Germain just before Christmas, is Thomas Tuchel.

Reports had indicated that Roman Abramovich wanted to hire somebody who speaks German and Tuchel does indeed possess that trait. Perhaps he can be the Havertz and Werner whisperer then? Maybe he’ll get the most out of these two high priced German internationals acquired in the summer? Lampard obviously could not.

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Kick off: 6pm GMT, Wed. Jan 27, Stamford Bridge

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Premier League Position: Chelsea 9th, 29 pts   Wolverhampton Wanderers 14th, 22 pts

Premier League Form Guide: Chelsea LWLDL, Wolverhampton Wanderers  LLDLD

Odds via Bet 365: Chelsea win 1.60, Chelsea win or draw 1.16, Wolves lose or draw 1.16

That was one of the reasons for Lampard’s sacking, but there were was lots of other reasons as well. Christian Pulisic just doesn’t look himself right now, despite being fully fit. He’s had a couple poor games, and other than his purple patch during Project Restart, Lampard wasn’t able to get the most out of him either.

It doesn’t help that Lamps often started him on the right wing, when his real position is the left. We made our lineup prediction here with the idea that Tuchel will be in place in time for this one, hence you’ll see both of the Germans who have failed up to live up to expectations in the lineup here.

It is still not 100% certain though, at press time that Tuchel will be on the touchline come Wednesday night. The coronavirus pandemic has complicated this situation, just like it complicates everything else.

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction (4-3-3) vs Wolves 

Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Mount, Kovacic, Havertz; Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, Werner

Prediction: Chelsea 2, Wolves 0

While both sides are really struggling right now, Chelsea have won six of their last seven, across all competitions, against the Midlands club and should be able to take all three points here.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Ilove chelsea team but new coch july nastman to be a new manage

  2. lampard was a good player and he is a good coach too.
    lampard could have remembered what they used to do to other coaches when he was a player
    to me he caused his sack by having problems with his players who are to give him result on the pitch.
    a coach is a father to every player and every player is his son you don’t need to make other players jealous by loving one over another.

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