Chelsea begin the post-Frank Lampard era on Wednesday night when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.
It will be the first game for the Blues since the dismissal of Lampard on Monday morning after an indifferent run of form.
The Blues ran out 3-1 winners over Luton Town on Sunday afternoon but it wasn’t enough to save the former England midfielder from his job.
Chelsea sit in ninth place in the league table having picked up 29 points from their 19 games so far. That has included just eight victories so fans will be hoping that figure improves significantly under the new manager.
Wolves will be no pushovers, though. They are also fresh from FA Cup success having beaten non-league Chorley 1-0 on Friday night.
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Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are seven points behind Chelsea in the league standings.
Not many Chelsea players are struggling with injury but here is a round-up of those who have concerns going into the Wolves game.
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 “hoped to have N’Golo back by next week”.
It remains to be seen, however, whether the midfielder is fit enough for the back to back games in west London, with Burnley in town on Sunday after Wolves on Wednesday.
French striker Giroud was back on the bench for Chelsea on Sunday and replaced hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham in the 77th minute.
Giroud has returned to contention following an injury
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