Chelsea host Wolverhampton Wanderers within the Premier League on Saturday with their place in subsequent season’s Champions League nonetheless not secured.
Thomas Tuchel’s facet have seemed nailed on favourites to complete third for nearly your complete season, however current defeats to Arsenal and Everton have seen them slip again in the direction of the chasing pack.
The truth is, Chelsea are actually simply three factors forward of Arsenal in fourth having performed the identical variety of matches. So, with 4 video games left of the season the Blues are removed from assured a spot in Europe’s elite membership competitors.
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Tottenham are 5 factors behind Chelsea so the chances are nonetheless in Tuchel’s favour, however a win over Wolves is essential.
Regardless of a really promising begin to the season, Bruno Lage’s workforce have misplaced seven of their previous 10 video games and have seen their very own European cost falter and fade away. They seemed as if they may problem for the highest 4 in the beginning of 2022, however that is now a distant reminiscence.
Chelsea have dropped factors to Manchester United and the aforementioned Arsenal and Everton just lately, all of whom had been in poor kind like Wolves. So, Tuchel will want a response from his gamers to make sure the identical factor would not occur once more.
Tuchel has confirmed that Kante and Jorginho are each out of the sport, which means Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will likely be handed begins. Kovacic and Jorginho may solely handle 45 minutes every towards Everton final outing whereas Loftus-Cheek put in a formidable show at Goodison Park.
As for the remainder of the workforce, Cesar Azpilicueta is perhaps dropped following his mistake that price the Blues towards Everton, which got here shortly after he conceded a penalty towards Arsenal. Trevoh Chalobah may take his place.
Christian Pulisic may be handed a begin to give Timo Werner a relaxation after a busy run within the facet. Mason Mount has additionally performed loads of soccer just lately, however it’s virtually on the stage the place he cannot be dropped attributable to his significance to Chelsea.
Romelu Lukaku wasn’t even introduced off the bench when Chelsea wanted a purpose towards Everton so he is unlikely to begin.
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