Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has dropped Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal for the crunch clash against Wolves this afternoon after concerns over the goalkeeper’s form.

The Spaniard struggled in between the sticks as Liverpool put the Blues to the sword in a 5-3 win at Anfield on Wednesday night, with calls for Lampard to drop the club’s record signing.

Willy Caballero deputises as Chelsea seek to secure a top-four finish.

Despite their ongoing defensive issues, a back three of Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma and captain Cesar Azpilicueta start at Stamford Bridge.


Chelsea require only a point from their final fixture to clinch a spot in next season’s Champions League group stage and Lampard is perhaps wary of making too many wholesale changes for such a crucial fixture.

Christian Pulisic earns a recall to the starting line-up after his cameo from the bench saw the American score one and set up another against Liverpool.

The 21-year-old had been struggling with an adductor injury but could return to the starting XI in place of Mason Mount.

Up front, Olivier Giroud leads the line ahead of Tammy Abraham after scoring his sixth goal in nine appearances since the Premier League season resumed.

Chelsea: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Giroud, Pulisic

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Christensen, Barkley, Abraham, Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Tomori, Emerson Palmieri

Wolves: Rui Patricio, Boly, Saiss, Coady, Doherty, Neves, Dendoncker, Jonny, Pedro Neto, Jimenez, Jota

Subs: Bruno Jordao, Daniel Podence, Gibbs-White, Ruddy, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Vinagre, Traore, Kilman, Rasmussen

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