Chelsea’s in-form star Olivier Giroud might be rested in midweek when his side takes the trip to face Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The French man was relegated to the background all season but until the start of December when he netted fourfold against Sevilla and began both Premier League matches since then.
Lampard’s Chelsea side saw their unbeaten meet the season come to an end at the weekend. They lost 1-0 to Everton at Goodison Park; during a match, Giroud did not inspire with a goal attempt.
Tammy Abraham would be anticipating his chances especially if Giroud is dropped. He was in fine form before the French man took his place in Chelsea’s starting line-up, though he had two goals in his last three league starts.
Frank Lampard could cope without the services of Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi who are sidelined with hamstring issues.
Both wingers are absent for 14weeks for Chelsea and had injuries within days of every other following the hectic beginning of the season.
American star Pulisic was overlooked by Chelsea’s squad at the weekend and has not featured from the beginning against Sevilla as he aims to tug through an injury-laden start to the season.
He is set to miss again and this might see Timo Werner and Kai Havertz start in wide position for the Blues.
The former is yet to seek out the internet in four outings while playmaker Kai remains with only one goal and assist to his credit.
The back four and goalkeeping spot is extremely much predictably known for Lampard and a preferred midfield of Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante could line-up within the midfield area.
But with matches accumulated for the London sides, Chelsea’s boss could prefer to bring Billy Gilmour into the side after he put during a decent shift in recent games, but he could more likely choose Jorginho to rotate within the middle for Croatia’s Mateo Kovacic.
The Blues are winless against a side within the top half of the League and after throwing in the towel of the highest four places at the weekend.
They would be getting to turn this around with a win away at Wolves a bit like they did earn a 2-5 away win against them last season at the Molineux.
Here may be a projected Chelsea starting eleven against Wolves: Edouard Mendy; Reece James, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell; Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount; Kai Havertz, Tammy Abraham, Timo Werner.