After a shaky first half in which Wolves went closest to opening the scoring through former Chelsea Academy product George Saville, Pedro scored his 10th goal of the season to break the deadlock in the 64th minute, arriving at the far post to head home a brilliant Willian delivery.
Cesc Fabregas, making his 100th Chelsea start, passed up a decent opportunity to double our lead having been teed up by Eden Hazard, but a minute from time Diego Costa sealed the victory with a fierce low drive.
Conte’s team selection followed a similar pattern to the previous two games in this season’s competition, although there were starts for Victor Moses, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa. John Terry captained the side and there was also a place in the back three for Nathan Ake. Nathaniel Chalobah and Cesc Fabregas were paired together in midfield once more, as they had been against Brentford and Peterborough. Saville started for Wolves in central midfield.