Chelsea v Wolves preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Chelsea and Wolves at Stamford Bridge.

Last Updated: 22/10/10 at 14:10

Mancienne: Unable to face his parent club

Mancienne: Unable to face his parent club

Chelsea will welcome back defender Jose Bosingwa for his first start since last October against Wolves.

The right-back has fully recovered from knee problems that sidelined him for almost a year.

Striker Didier Drogba, who missed last week's Barclays Premier League clash against Aston Villa and the Champions League win over Spartak Moscow because of a virus, is fit again.

But Frank Lampard (groin), Alex (thigh), Yossi Benayoun (Achilles) and Ramires (ankle) are all sidelined with striker Daniel Sturridge (ankle) also doubtful.

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy will be without Michael Mancienne for the trip as the conditions of his loan mean he cannot face his parent club.

McCarthy will also be without suspended captain Karl Henry and defender Jody Craddock (hip) while the game is also likely to come too soon for Stephen Hunt as he continues his return from a foot injury.

Midfielder David Davis, 19, has been recalled from his loan with Walsall and goes straight into the squad.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Turnbull, Ivanovic, Bosingwa, Ferreira, Cole, Terry, Zhirkov, Essien, Obi, McEachran, Kakuta, Malouda, Anelka, Drogba, Kalou, Bruma, Mellis, Borini, Van Aanholt, Sturridge.

Wolves (from): Hahnemann, Foley, Berra, Ward, Jarvis, Jones, Van Damme, Fletcher, Doyle, Ebanks-Blake, Elokobi, Halford, Bent, Hennessey, Edwards, Milijas, Stearman, Mouyokolo, Mujangi Bia, Davis.

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Premier League Fixtures

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
19:45
Everton v C Palace
Man City v Sunderland
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham  
15:00
A Villa v Southampton  
Cardiff v Stoke City  
Newcastle v Swansea  
West Ham v C Palace  
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland  
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool  
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 32 54 70
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 33 22 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 West Ham 34 -9 37
12 C Palace 33 -15 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 32 -25 25

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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