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Chelsea handed huge boost for Wolves clash after Premier League suspension confirmed

Nick Emms

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Chelsea handed huge boost for Wolves clash after Premier League suspension confirmed

Chelsea have been handed a boost ahead of their Premier League clash against Wolves, with midfielder Ruben Neves suspended after being booked against West Ham.

The Blues came out 2-1 victors at Selhurst Park over Crystal Palace in Graham Potter's first Premier League match in the dugout on Saturday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cancelled out Odsonne Edouard's opener before a last minute Conor Gallagher strike saw Chelsea come away with three points.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores to make the score 1-1 during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea. (Alamy)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores to make the score 1-1 during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea. (Alamy)

The games are coming thick and fast for the Blues, with 13 matches to be played in all competitions in October.

Next up, Chelsea host AC Milan in what is surely a must-win game for Potter's side, who currently sit bottom of their Champions League group on a single point.

Following this, the Blues host Wolverhampton Wanderers in Premier League action as Potter will take charge of his first home match in the league.

After a 2-0 defeat to West Ham United, Wolves sit in the relegation zone on six points.

The midlands side will be looking for a result against Chelsea and could hand former Blue Diego Costa his first start.

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The Brazilian is likely to get a warm reception after winning the Premier League twice during his time at Stamford Bridge, quickly becoming a fan favourite.

However, Wolves will be without one of their key man when they travel to London.

Midfield star Ruben Neves picked up his fifth booking of the season on Saturday against West Ham.

This rules the Portugal international out of action against Chelsea, serving a suspension.

Also serving a suspension is Nathan Collins, who was dismissed the week prior against Manchester City after a reckless challenge on Jack Grealish.

Nathan Collins of Wolverhampton Wanderers gets a red card from Anthony Taylor. (Alamy)
Nathan Collins of Wolverhampton Wanderers gets a red card from Anthony Taylor. (Alamy)

This hands Chelsea a boost, with Neves being used in central defence to fill in for Collins.

But first, Chelsea must do all that they can to beat AC Milan in midweek.

A loss could all but knock Chelsea out of the Champions League, while a win will put them in the driving seat going into the final three matches of their group.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Ruben Neves, Football, Premier League

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