Wolves then turned the game in four second half minutes.
And it looked as though his contribution could prove decisive until the hosts struck twice in four minutes at a raucous Molineux.
Standing at 6ft 3in tall, the powerful central midfielder can boss a game from the middle of the park and he could be an ideal partner for Ruben Neves.
Ryan Bennett's goal-saving tackle denied Willian in the first half and Alvaro Morata missed an excellent chance immediately after the break. While Chelsea are looking to build on their win against Fulham over the weekend.
There was talk earlier in the season of the Belgium superstar netting 40 goals in 2018-19.
Chelsea (9-4-1) enters the contest third in the league standings with 31 points captured through 14 matches played.
The young midfielder could develop his game with a ball-playing team like Wolves and he would bolster Nuno's squad in the short-term.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is confident that Chelsea FC will secure three points against Wolves on Wednesday night.
When Sarri opted to make a second-half change in search of an equaliser following Wolves' impressive turnaround, it was not Loftus-Cheek but N'Golo Kante who made way for Mateo Kovacic. - Diogo Jota ended a run of 15 league games without a goal for Wolves, last netting against Bolton in the Championship in April.