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Wolves' Romain Saiss and Matt Doherty ready for Chelsea

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

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)

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."

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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.

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"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."

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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