19min: Rüdiger goes long towards Mount, but Wolves deal with it, just. Meanwhile Spurs have taken the lead against Crystal Palace, which means Wolves are down to 7th as things stand.
17min: Wolves win a corner through Neto. He takes, inswinging with his left foot, Giroud heads clear, but Wolves maintain possession, switching back to Neto. But his cross this time is straight out of bounds.
14min: A Jimenez blast is blocked by Zouma, and James then clears for a throw. Wolves maintain possession.
12min: Pulisic’s latest forays results in a foul, which took the referee a while to call, but eventually is given. Mount to take, inswinging. Reece gets a glancing head to it, but can’t quite guide it inside the far post.
10min: A couple Pulisic forays are thwarted, while at the other end, Alonso gives away a foul that leads to an indirect free kick, which Chelsea deal with.
5min: Alonso’s fouled by Doherty but no call, instead Wolves are in behind. Doherty sits Rüdiger down, but Zouma’s there to block for a corner. Chelsea clear and almost manage to counter, even.
4min: Long ball from Coady to Doherty leads to a first-time cross, which Zouma clears. Referee gives a talking to Jorginho for an earlier foul, but does not show a card.
3min: Not much quality so far, especially in the final third from either side. Wolves happy to let Chelsea pass it about.
KICK-OFF: Gorgeous sunshine at the Bridge as the teams take the knee and Wolves get us underway.
It all comes down to this final match. After 37 games, it’s the next 90 minutes that decide Chelsea’s Champions League fate.
If Manchester United beat Leicester City, happening concurrently at the King Power, then this game is immaterial. If they don’t, then this game is the only one that matters.
Which Chelsea will show up? The high-scoring one, low-scoring one, the bad defending one … or the bad defending one? Brace yourselves for drama.
Here we go!
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):
Caballero | Rüdiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta (c) | Alonso, Jorginho, Kovačić, James | Pulisic, Giroud, Mount
Substitutes from: Arrizabalaga, Christensen, Tomori, Emerson, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Abraham
Wolves starting lineup (3-4-3):
R.Patricio | Saiss, Coady (c), Boly | J.Otto, Neves, Dendoncker, Doherty | D.Jota, R.Jimenez, Neto
Substitutes from: Ruddy, Kilman, Vinagre, Buur, J.Moutinho, Gibbs-White, Jordao, Adama, Podence
Date / Time: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 16.00 BST; 11am EDT; 8:30pm IST
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
Referee: Stuart Attwell (on pitch); Simon Hooper (VAR)
On TV: Sky Sports Football (UK); USA Network, Telemundo (USA); Star Sports Select HD1 (India); none (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: Sky Go (UK); NBCSports.com, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (USA); Hotstar (India); DStv Now (NGA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!