Chelsea vs Wolves: Diego Costa returns to Stamford Bridge as Potter refuses to take Kante risk


By Sedara Oluwadara

Chelsea host Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge. Graham Potter’s side have not lost any of their opening three games in all competitions since the 47-year-old was appointed by Chelsea last month.

They sit just outside the top four places ahead of this weekend’s league encounter against a manager-less Wolves side who sacked Bruno Lage earlier this week.

Steve Davis and James Collins are currently overseeing the team.Chelsea have claimed two big victories in the last week, beating Crystal Palace and AC Milan, and will be hoping to make it three wins on the bounce for the first time this season.

They will continue to be without N’Golo Kante who continues to recover and get back to full fitness from a hamstring problem. “(Kante is) doing more and more integration with the team.

Not ready for the weekend, but getting closer and closer,” admitted Potter pre-match.”He added:

“There’s nothing we can do, the injury happened. We have to make sure when he’s back, he’s back for good, and strong.

It’s something we have to deal with.”Wesley Fofana handed Chelsea a setback against Milan in midweek after sustaining a knee problem.

He has been ruled out for several weeks but Potter knows it could have been a lot worse. Wesley Fofana picked up a knee injury against AC Milan.

(Alamy)Wesley Fofana picked up a knee injury against AC Milan. (Alamy)”Wesley’s knee, not as bad as we thought. A few weeks, I think.

A possibility (to play before the World Cup), depending on rehab.”Marc Cucurella could also be involved on Saturday after illness.

Potter expects a tricky challenge on Saturday so has told his Chelsea side to be prepared to go out with a positive outlook.

“A lot of talented players, can’t control others’ situations (managerial sacking). We expect a tough game so we have to be ready and positive.”

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