Manager Maurizio Sarri has up until recently been ‘Mr Consistent’, sticking with a settled Premier League XI and in the process leading Chelsea to one of their best ever starts to a campaign.
So it’s apt that Wednesday’s opponents Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea currently can take the claim of the two teams that have used the least amount of players in the Premier League this season.
Chelsea are currently second in that table, having fielded just 19 different players in their last 14 matches. Wolves sit atop of the table with their manager Nuno Santo opting for just 17 different players to this point.
Both sides are having contrasting seasons with the Blues in 3rd place and Wolves in 11th, on a six match run of games without victory – despite pundits tipping them to be doing a bit better at this point.
While being the two clubs to boast the least amount of players used, it’s a stat that could go after the match today with calls from both sets of supporters to see freshened up starting XI’s and more chances for fringe players.
London rival’s Spurs are the club to have played the most amount of players (24) and it’s worked to a better extent for them, sitting one point behind Chelsea. Faltering Manchester United have used 23 as well as the unfortunate mantle of having played a different starting XI in each Premier League game thus far.

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