Kante, Ziyech, Pulisic: Latest Chelsea team news and injury updates ahead of Wolves clash

Despite the recent criticism Frank Lampard and Chelsea have been receiving yesterday saw the Blues win thier third game in four and progress comfortably into the fifth-round of the FA Cup

The Blues ran out 3-1 winners over Luton Town, with Tammy Abraham netting a hat-trick to take his tally to 11 for the season in all competitions.

Chelsea have a three-day break between their cup tie and their next league game, with a visit to Molineux up next for Lampard’s men.

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Wolves also progressed in the Cup beating non-league Chorley 1-0 on Friday evening, meaning they will have two extra days rest before the Chelsea match.

Chelsea have relatively few fitness concerns ahead of the Premier League match and will be relieved to have come through the Luton clash without picking up any injuries.

So, here is a round-up of all the latest Chelsea injury news.

N’Golo Kante

Kante has missed Chelsea’s last three games due to suspension and a hamstring injury.

The French World Cup-winner was not available for selection on Sunday against Luton Town and it will be touch and go for the Wolves match.

Ahead of the FA Cup game, Lampard said he “hope to have N’Golo back by next week’.

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The boss gave no update on Kante after the Luton tie and the next two league fixtures on Wednesday and Sunday may well come around too quickly for the midfielder.

Olivier Giroud

French striker Giroud was back on the bench for Chelsea on Sunday and replaced hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham in the 77th minute.

Chelsea’s number 18 will be in contention for a start on Wednesday but will have a tough job replacing the in-form Abraham from the team.

His return to fitness is a boost for Lampard, particularly with Timo Werner’s goal struggles continuing.

Christian Pulisic

Pulisic was substituted after 70 minutes on Sunday…


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