Wolves vs Chelsea team news: The likely FA Cup line-ups

Wolves are set to face Premier League leaders Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup tomorrow, but who's likely to be starting for both teams?


Carl Ikeme

The Wolves shot-stopper looks set to return after missing out on the Liverpool tie through suspension. Could be in for a very busy afternoon.

Conor Coady

No-nonsense performer has been performing well at right-back albeit out of his natural position. Passionate player who will shed blood for the cause.

Richard Stearman

Man-of-the-match performance from the big centre-half against Liverpool. Will face a huge task keeping Chelsea’s frontline under control.

Kortney Hause

Wolves will hope for a repeat of his performance at Liverpool where very little got past him, especially in the air where he was imperious.

Matt Doherty

Wolves’ Mr Reliable. A player who would throw his body in the way of anything to prevent a goal. Will need to be at his best tomorrow evening.

Lee Evans

New contract after playing a vital part in two famous FA Cup wins against Stoke and Liverpool. Important role in breaking down opposition attacks.

George Saville

A reliable and tidy midfield performer but will have his hands full to contain some of Chelsea’s star performers. Will need to keep any errors to a minimum.

Helder Costa

The flying winger is vital if Wolves are to have any hope of pulling off a shock tomorrow. The single most important creative spark at Molineux.

Dave Edwards

Work, work and more work. You know what you get from Edwards and he weighs in with his fair share of goals. Will have a major role to play.

Andreas Weimann

Made his full debut against Liverpool and capped it with a goal as he rounded the keeper to slot home. Will need to seize any chances that come his way.

Nouha Dicko

What better time for Dicko to hit the goal trail again? Been rusty in front of goal since his return from injury but his power could pose problems for Chelsea.


Asmir Begovic

Chelsea’s No.2 keeper, an £8million signing from Stoke, would walk into most Premier League starting XIs. A safe pair of hands who will take some beating.

Kurt Zouma

The 22-year-old defender made his Premier League return earlier this month after 12 months out with a serious knee injury. A big, strong, powerful unit.

John Terry

Now 36, the former England skipper is in the twilight of a glittering club career, having made his Chelsea debut in 1998. Still among the best in his position.

Cesar Azpilicueta

The Spaniard has racked up more than 200 appearances since joining from Marseilles in 2012. Fleet-of-foot defender regarded as best right-back in top flight.


The 29-year-old Spaniard has started both cup games and netted six times in his last nine appearances. Likely to be a handful for Wolves’ midfield.

Cesc Fabregas

Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder has struggled to get into Conte’s starting XI in the Premier League. Still only 29.

Nathaniel Chalobah

A midfielder who finally made his first-team breakthrough this season after six loan spells away from Stamford Bridge. Now building a reputation.

Nathan Ake

The Dutch defender spent the first half of the season on loan at Bournemouth but looks likely to get a run out for his parent club. Ruud Gullit lookalike.


An attacking midfielder and Brazilian international who joined Chelsea in a £32million move from Anzhi in 2013. If he plays, could wreak havoc.

Michy Batshuayi

Another big money signing, the striker joined from Marseille for £33million last summer. Has netted in both rounds of the FA Cup so far.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

An England under-21 international and product of Chelsea’s academy, Loftus-Cheek is a player who has long been tipped for a bright future.

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Comments for: "Wolves vs Chelsea team news: The likely FA Cup line-ups"

Woodsetton wolf

This team may well be the one to run out on Saturday. However if Lambert was basing his selection on recent performances Evans, Edwards and Dicko would not be in it.

I don't hold with the notion that the cup is a distraction...given that Chelsea will field a weakened team we should be going all out to get into the quarter finals and Lambert should pick his strongest team based on current form. We have had precious little to cheer about in recent seasons and this is a wonderful opportunity to create a feel good factor around the city and the club.

Our priority is obviously Championship survival but with our large squad surely we can afford to put out our strongest possible team. It looks like our jewel in the crown, Costa, will play, so there is no logic in Lambert not giving him the best back up available.


I bet Lambert puts Marshall in!!

Woodsetton wolf

Not a good start for Marshall...chubby chap with a Wendy band. Not sure about footballers with Wendy bands....Tommy Rowe has a lot to answer for.

With regard to his Chubiness...not really fair on the player or the fans to put him in when not match fit...You're right, he will probably play.

No Sweat

Never heard of a Wendy band. Do you mean an Alice band or maybe a gastric band?

Not Convinced

batshuayi - cost £33m , hardly played , know nothing about this lad

ake - the effect chelsea are likely to have on us

chelsea are fielding their no2 midfield combo which consists of a full brazilian international , full spanish international and england under 21 playeras well as that other one

nb if wolves wanted to buy loftus cheek , they might face competition from man city and bayern munich , he is on a 5 year contract and earns £60 k a week playing in chelsea reserves


Unfortunately if this is the team we will get battered. Those 3 central midfielders are out of form and will get overran. We got away with at Liverpool as some kids were playing there!

Sedgley Slayer

It would be a huge upset if we could pull it off, but being the underdog suits our team, who will try to soak up pressure and then counter attack with pace through our front 3. When you have a central midfield of Saville, Evans and Edwards, you are never going to dominate possession in the championship, let alone against the top of the Prem!

My issue is that Lambert seems to have a mismatch between his playing system and the playing style. In recent games it appears that we have just resorted to hoofing the ball up to the striker, who in our current system is usually completely isolated and often very short (Dicko). If that is our tactic, why do we flood our midfield with 5 players and play technical players like Bright and Ronan, if we just bypass them to the lone striker?!


Reading a Tim Spies tweet a short while ago, I understand that Dicko is a big doubt for tomorrow - so will probably not even be on the bench. That being the case, Bodvarsson will almost certainly lead the line. Wilson will more than likely get another stint on the bench along with Gibbs-White.


This is a nice to have game..............................but Brum next is the priority.....................we need points!


We must start playing a settled team and stop tinkering. Saiss has just been playing in the Africas Cup and did very well and I am sure McTavish will not agree but he must start against Chelsea with the critical Blues game in mind. Make no mistake if we lose to Blues the next time we have a sniff of 3 points will be against Rotherham at home and by then we could be in the bottom 3?


John Terry , yes please.

But only if he hasn't got the ref in his pocket again. Gets away with murder but maybe not tomorrow.


Well I won't be booking my hotel for Wembley with the current form from our below average players, I'll probably be looking at hotel's in Fleetwood for next season!

Its been a great run and the Liverpool game gave us an insight into what can be achieved, however, we need to roll up our short sleeve shirts and graft a run to get us away from the relegation zone.

This is wolves so who knows, John Terry own goal in the 93rd minute to give us a 1-0 win...put your mortgage on it!



Throw in a few youngsters after all we are concentrating on the League.

Stearmans overhead kick

Just enjoy the game and atmosphere tomorrow Wolves fans. To be honest we didn't expect this fixture in this round coming did we ? The Mol will be buzzing !


Not sure why you would pick a proven non goal scorer up front?


The end of the day this is a bonus game, so in my opinion why no try what i think is our best eleven on current form, need a rest and should be in the side


Iorfa (or Coady but i like the pace of Iorfa and i think with Williams talking he will play better)



Marshall (prefer Doc but needs a rest)

Evans (not so good against Wigan but think is good on the ball and a play maker, closest that we have got to mcdonald who has never really been replaced)

Saisse (just started to look like he was getting up to pace with the champ before africa)

Ronan (attacking centre mid)



Gibbs White (not seen him play but on reports very good)

Be interesting to see other comments??

Jack the Hat.

wolves problem is will their defence be able to handle the aerial threat of the Chelsea fringe players.



Your problem is drink.