Blues look to end winless haul

Chelsea skipper John Terry

On Monday January 2, Wolves will welcome troubled Chelsea to the Molineux Stadium for an English Premier League clash.

Chelsea will look to ending their four-game winless run after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat by Aston Villa left them outside the top four, whilst the home side look to push away from the relegation zone by ending their run of games without a win at Molineux against the Blues, whom they beat in the corresponding fixture last season.

Mick McCarthy’s Wolves, will be without the suspended Nenad Milijas.  Jamie O’Hara and Ronald Zubar will also be missing as they are currently injured.

With Branislav Ivanovic still injured and Alex out-of-favour, David Luiz and John Terry will continue at centre-back despite the Blues’ defensive frailties.

Frank Lampard should return in midfield replacing Raul Meireles, while the Blues’ front three should stay the same, although Fernando Torres is expected to push for a start.

Wolves have not won in five games, losing two and drawing three.  Their last win was a 2-1 victory over Sunderland on 4 December at Molineux.

Chelsea have not won in four Premier League games, their longest period without a win this season; their last victory was the 2-1 win over Manchester City on 12 December.