it’s not often a man like Frank Lampard has regrets – but he could be left with a few at the end of this week.
After blowing his lid at the behaviour of Liverpool technical staff at Anfield in midweek he could see Chelsea blow their hopes of Champions League qualification on the final day of the Premier League season.
The pressure is clearly telling, in midweek his rant in the 5-3 loss to Liverpool showed him has tetchy, even if he has since apologised for the language used.
And it’s no surprise given they now face a hardy Wolves team who are gunning for a European spot too.
They need to see off a resurgent Tottenham to claim sixth place and guarantee a place in the Europa League.
And it could be a tantalising tactical encounter with Espirito Santo using a 3-4-3/3-5-2 and Lampard himself dabbling with a similar system.
We could see the two clubs matching each other across the pitch with individual battles possibly deciding the clash.
Will Adama Traore be a hero for Wolves, or will Christian Pulisic produce some more magic – we can’t wait to find out.
Chelsea team news
N’Golo Kante could return for Chelsea’s crucial Premier League clash with Wolves on Sunday and take the place of Jorginho.
The France midfielder has missed the last five matches with a hamstring problem, but returned to full training on Friday.
Meanwhile, Lampard may opt to keep the same defence which started against Liverpool, despite them shipping five goals.
Kepa is also likely to remain in goal, despite enduring another difficult night on Merseyside and coming under-fire for his performances.
Christian Pulisic is expected to get the nod ahead of Mason Mount. The American forward began on the bench against Liverpool due to a thigh problem, but made a massive impact after being brought on at Anfield and will start today.
How Chelsea should look…
Wolves team news
Espirito Santo could name an unchanged team but a match like this might call for some extra Premier League experience.
This may mean Diogo Jota gets the nod over Daniel Podence while other than aching limbs and minor niggles, the Portuguese has no new injury worries following Monday’s home win against Crystal Palace.
Striker Raul Jimenez is available after his girlfriend gave birth to their baby girl this week and defender Matt Doherty is hoping to make his 300th appearance for the club.