Chelsea challenge next for WolvesBy: DJ | September 24th, 2012
Wolves take a break from Championship football on Tuesday and visit the team that won last season’s Champions League and are currently top of the Premier League for a League Cup tie. It will doubtless be largely a Chelsea reserve team that they will face but after three successive league wins it will also be a much changed Wolves team that take the field at Stamford Bridge.
The League Cup will not be the priority for either club this season but that doesn’t mean that they won’t be going out to win and whatever players are sent out will be giving their best to get a win and to impress their respective managers to show they are worthy of consideration of a place in the team for the more important fixtures ahead.
When Wayne Hennessey got injured it looked like the opportunity that Dorus De Vries was waiting for to show Wolves fans what he could do in goal. But Ikeme has been excellent and held the keeper jersey so far but De Vries will probably get a chance at Chelsea. There will be a chance in defence for summer signing Georg Magreitter and maybe also for Danny Batth. Stearman and Zubar will be hoping for a chance in the back line with Foley who started his first game of the season at Peterborough possibly in need of more pitch time.
In midfield Stephen Hunt is now fit and will get his first start alongside the likes of Edwards and Davis with another summer signing Boukari set for more game time. Saturday’s goalscorer Sigurdarsen is likely to get a start alongside the former Chelsea youngster Frank Nouble. And for the first time there is a place in the squad for the highly rated youth player Zele Ismail (photo). It would be great to see the youngster on the bench and to see some action tomorrow. After being hailed as a star of the future his progress was hampered by injury but the ability is still there and his dribbling and finishing skills make him an exciting prospect ( Take a look on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLht3JPUqFc&feature=player_detailpage )
The two league games coming up at Molineux are far more important but a win against the European Champions woudn’t do the confidence any harm.