onor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both start for Chelsea against Wolves today, although Wesley Fofana is out with injury.
Gallagher and Loftus-Cheek impressed in short cameos against Crystal Palace, with the former scoring a late winner in the 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park.
With N’Golo Kante’s fitness troubles an ongoing concern, the English pair of Gallagher and Loftus-Cheek have further opportunities to impress against a poor Wolves side.
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Fofana was forced off against AC Milan and was pictured in a knee brace after the game, but injury is not as bad as first feared. Manager Graham Potter said on Friday: “It will be a few weeks I think but considerably better than it could be. It’s a possibility [to play before the World Cup].”
Trevoh Chalobah deputised in the Champions League and does so again, alongside Kalidou Koulibaly. Marc Cucurella starts at left-back in what appears to be a back four, with Cesar Azpilicueta on the right as Reece James drops to the bench.
Kai Havertz leads the line and Christian Pulisic gets his chance out wide, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling also among the substitutes.
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella, Gallagher, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Havertz, Pulisic
Subs: Mendy, Chilwell, James, Chukwuemeka, Kovacic, Sterling, Ziyech, Aubameyang, Broja
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