CHELSEA head to Wolves in a Premier League game that is set to go ahead despite Covid concerns.
A huge number of games have been called off this weekend, but the Blues and their opponents have so far been spared the worst of the Omicron variant.
Chelsea have confirmed four positive tests but Thomas Tuchel is putting a brave face on things.
He said: “We had to confirm the flow tests and wait for the PCR results. The results are the results and the situation is the situation.
“We still have a strong squad and one we want to push forward, and that should be able to compete. Like always, we focus on the guys who are there.”
He added that he had not asked for the match to be postponed, saying: “I don’t lose my concentration or energy with questions like this.
“I’m pretty sure Petr [Cech] and Marina [Granovskaia] take care of this. We are in close contact with our doctors.
“At some point it’s getting difficult in terms of overuse of players, but I was not involved in these thoughts.”
What time does Wolves vs Chelsea kick off?
What TV channel is Wolves vs Chelsea on and can I live stream it?
- Unfortunately Wolves vs Chelsea is not on UK television.
- Newcastle vs Man City is the match Sky Sports have chosen for live coverage.
- US viewers can watch the action live on NBCSN.
- In the US, you can stream the game live via FuboTV.
Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi are all out with positive Covid tests.
Ben Chilwell has also tested positive but was injured for the match anyway.
Kai Havertz is not in the squad as he is feeling unwell, but Thomas Tuchel has revealed he has not tested positive for Covid.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek was injured in the 1-1 draw at home to Everton while Jorginho has a back problem.
And Thomas Tuchel has revealed that means he could be forced into the “crazy situation of starting Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante.
Kovacic and Kante have not played since October and November respectively due to injury.
For Wolves, Fabio Silva and Yerson Mosquera have both tested positive for Covid.
Hwang Hee-chan is also doubtful due to a knock he picked up in the 1-0 defeat at home to Brighton.
*Odds from Betfair correct as of Saturday, December 18
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With all the postponed fixtures yesterday, it wasn’t your typical Saturday in the Premier League but today is a new day and we hope to provide you with a couple of exciting blogged fixtures starting with the one this afternoon.
Our live coverage involves Wolverhampton Wanderers who have rolled out the red carpet to face Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea and it’s all happening at Molineux Stadium.
If ever there was a day when the Blues rode their luck it was last weekend at home to Leeds United.
The West London outfit needed not one but two penalties to scrape past the Whites at Stamford Bridge and with both Liverpool and Manchester City winning, those three points turned out to be crucial.
Ironically, Wolves had the chance to give Chelsea a helping hand on that same day, as well as close the gap between themselves and the European spots but Raul Jimenez’ silly dismissal followed up by a controversially given penalty allowed Man City to secure a win at the Etihad Stadium.
However they did well to bounce back at the Amex Arena last Wednesday by digging out a 1-0 triumph over Brighton unlike Chelsea who had to settle for a draw against Everton at the Bridge on the Thursday.
Despite Wolves previously going winless in four Premier League fixtures, the Blues haven’t been putting in the best performances of late so you’d have to be a brave person to predict how this one is going to go.
Sounding exciting? Well don’t go anywhere because coming soon we will be updating you with any injury news, latest information and the first XI’s all before the main event which kicks off at 14:00pm UK time.