There’s no such thing as a forgone conclusion in football, so we don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves, however tomorrows match appears on paper as one sided as you can get.
With our 100% home record and 14 goals scored, with none yet conceded, and Wolves having only taken one point away from home, form would suggest that another three points is in the offing.
Didier Drogba will return to lead the line after missing the Villa and Moscow matches, and Jose Bosingwa will also be making his first start for Chelsea in over a year. Daniel Sturridge is also expected to make the squad.
“Everyone is excited about seeing him play,” said Ancelotti of our Portuguese right back, “I hope everything will be okay of him. After one year we have to be patient with him but he had a fantastic period of training and he is fit 100 per cent.”
Malouda and Anelka are expected to start alongside Drogba up front, however Kakuta could get still the nod ahead of either of them with both having played the majority of the match in Moscow.
Alex and Ramires are still both missing with thigh and ankle injuries respectively, which should mean Zhirkov will continue on the left of midfield alongside Mikel and Essien. Frank Lampard is still not yet 100% after his hernia operation, however isn’t far from a return to action.
Carlo said of Lampard yesterday; “Now he is training individually and everything is okay, he is training very well. The next step will be to train with the team during the training session and after to play. I don’t think he will be able to play from the beginning against Blackburn but I think the game after that he can play.”
Ivanovic should start centrally alongside Terry, with Ashley Cole and Bosingwa completing the defence, with Cech of course in goal. Should the match run to form and we end up a few goals to the good early on, we may even see some more playing for the likes of McEachran, Bruma and Van Aanholt.
Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake said of his teams trip to Stamford Bridge; “All games in this league are difficult but we know these may be more difficult than most. Chelsea are obviously a very good side. Not only can they score a few goals but they are hard to break down.”
Chelsea hate figure Stephen Hunt is doubtful as he continues his comeback from a foot injury, Kevin Doyle is sidelined with a knee injury, with Ronald Zubar and Jody Craddock both doubtful with ankle problems. Chelsea loanee Michael Mancienne is unavailable due to the loan deal between the clubs.
That match kicks off at a super rare 3pm Saturday, and you can follow us for updates on Twitter.