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Wolves: Chelsea set to be without key duo today

Wolves will face a Chelsea side without midfield duo Jorginho and N’Golo Kante in their Premier League match this afternoon.

What’s the latest?

According to the west London club’s official website, the two Blues players will miss today’s clash at Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Tuchel withdrew Jorginho at half-time in last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Everton due to injury and the Italian hasn’t recovered in time for today, whilst Kante missed the trip to Merseyside.

The Chelsea manager said: “For N’Golo it comes too early. Jorginho is out as well, these two are missing. Callum [Hudson-Odoi] and Ben Chilwell are still out.”

Lage will be buzzing

Wolves manager Bruno Lage will be keen to see his team’s recent woes come to an end, with a European place still very much up for grabs.

Despite four defeats in their last five matches, the West Midlands club are only three points behind seventh-placed West Ham United whilst having a game in hand on the Irons. Moreover, although unlikely, a sixth placed finish is still possible too.

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However, last weekend’s shocking 3-0 defeat to Brighton at Molineux suggests that Lage’s men are already on the beach mentally, with supporters perhaps desperate to see the back of the season.

Goals have been at a real shortage for the entire campaign, with Wolves the top-flight’s fourth-lowest scorers with just 33 goals in 34 matches, having not scored in any of their last three outings.

Nonetheless, the Black Country outfit should take confidence from the fact that Chelsea’s home form of late has been woeful by their standards. The Blues have lost three of their last four matches at Stamford Bridge, whilst also losing 1-0 at struggling Everton last weekend, and today’s absences certainly won’t help their cause.

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Together, Jorginho and Kante have totalled a combined 83 appearances for Tuchel’s side, averaging 7.06 and 7.13 seasonal ratings respectively from SofaScore.

It’s a major let-off for Wolves, who will be hoping that they can become the fourth team to win at Chelsea since the beginning of April, and the midfield duo’s absence will certainly leave Lage buzzing ahead of kick-off.

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