After battling out 1-1 against Burnley at Turf Moor last weekend, Premier League leaders Chelsea are now destined to face Wolverhampton Wanderers in their Football Association Challenge Cup (FA Cup) clash on Saturday at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England.
Antonio Conte’s side have only lost one of their last 18 matches in all competitions as they are looking to achieve the special double of the Premier League and FA Cup this season.
Chelsea will look to optimise their position of not being in Europe this season to select a strong line-up to minimise the chances of an upset.
On the other hand, Paul Lambert’s men have already outshined Premier League elites in the past with wins at Stoke and Liverpool, earning their first-fifth round berth since 2008.
“We will need to punch above our weight and stay in the game as long as we can, Lambert said in a statement.
“We will have to do what we are good at and not get drawn into playing Chelsea’s way. We will have to find a way of taking them out of their comfort zone, as we did at Liverpool,” he added.
For the Blues, Asmir Begovic is expected to start, but defender David Luiz will be rested as Conte is likely to bring reinforcements with the likes of John Terry and Kurt Zouma in defence.