Chelsea FC XI vs Wolves: Predicted Lineup, Confirmed Team News & Latest Injuries for Premier League Game

Kante missed last weekend’s 1-0 loss to Everton and is not ready to return, while Jorginho was substituted with an injury at half-time at Goodison Park.

“For N’Golo, the match comes too early,” Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed on Friday. “Jorgi is also out, so these two are missing.

And Callum [Hudson-Odoi] and Ben Chilwell are still out. The rest are available.

Mateo Kovacic is set to replace Jorginho in midfield alongside Loftus-Cheek, while Hakim Ziyech is pressing to start after impressing off the bench against Everton.

Romelu Lukaku was left on the bench at Goodison Park as Chelsea looked for an equaliser.

Tuchel said: “He has trained very well and maybe tomorrow he will start, let’s see.”

Asked what Lukaku needs to do to turn his fortunes around at Chelsea, Tuchel added: “I don’t know what needs to happen. He has to go through, everyone has to go through. This is the life of a footballer at this level. He has to go through, he has to go through and we have to support him.”

Chelsea predicted XI (3-4-3): mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Alonso; Ziyech, Lukaku, Monte.

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