Wolves' Romain Saiss and Matt Doherty ready for Chelsea

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed both Romain Saiss and Matt Doherty are fit to face Chelsea tomorrow.

Romain Saiss and Matt Doherty (AMA)
Romain Saiss and Matt Doherty (AMA)

Saiss – with it being between him and Jesus Vallejo as to who takes the place of the suspended Willy Boly in defence – is available despite returning early from international duty with Morocco.

And Doherty could be involved even though he has been carrying a knee knock and underwent a 'small' personal operation recently.

"Everybody's OK with the exception of Boly, who we cannot use tomorrow. Everybody is ready to go," said Nuno.

"Romain had a problem with his international team, but he has been doing well, treating, so he's an option."

And on if Doherty is OK, Nuno added: "Yes. Matt had a small surgery, not related to football, so we'll leave that confidential – between the doctor and the patient."

Chelsea, meanwhile, will be without key man N'Golo Kante due to an ankle injury.

Nonetheless, Nuno is braced for a very difficult test.

"What we want is to compete. We have to play the game, respect Chelsea who are a fantastic team – very tough," he said.

"But the will to compete is there, and we want it.

"Frank Lampard is a very good young manager and, for sure, will be successful. I admire him a lot. It will be very, very tough."

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