Chelsea hosts the Wolves in their Premier League match on Saturday 7th May at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea sits in the third spot in the Premier League standings at this writing. Everton won 1-0 in their last meeting.
Wolverhampton Wanderers occupy the 8th spot in the Premier League’s rankings. Brighton won 3 – 0 in their last meeting with the Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Both sides drew their first meeting this season. Wolves have lost their previous three games, making a top-four finish improbable. Chelsea is officially in fourth place and projected to finish there.
Chelsea vs. Wolves Recent Form
The Blues will be trying to redeem their 1-0 Premier League loss to Everton last time out. Chelsea had 78 percent possession with 17 shots on goal, 5 of which were on target. Everton had 9 shots, 4 on target. Everton’s Richarlison scored the only goal in the match in the 46th minute.
With nine goals scored in their previous six games, Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel has an average of 1.5 goals scored per game. Wolves and their supporters will be hoping for a better result in this match-up following their defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion in the English Premier League action.
Wolverhampton Wanderers had 49 percent possession and 11 shots on goal, with one on target in that encounter. Brighton & Hove Albion managed 17 shots on goal, nine of which were on target. Brighton & Hove Albion’s goals came from Alexis Mac Allister in the 42nd minute, Leandro Trossard in the 70th minute, and Yves Bissouma in the 86th minute.
Chelsea has been engaged in no less than 14 battles in their past 18 Premier League fixtures in which their two goalkeepers have kept a clean sheet. The above has also been a trend in 16 of Wolverhamptons’ past 19 Premier League away games.
Chelsea vs. Wolves Pre-Game Facts
Chelsea won two of their last three head-to-head encounters, while Wolves won one and drew three of their last four. There were 14 goals scored between the two teams, with the Blues scoring nine and the Wolves scoring five. As a result, a game’s average number of goals is 2.33.
Before this match, the Wolves haven’t beaten Chelsea in the league in their last two games. In their last three league games, Wolverhampton Wanderers has been defeated by the Blues.
The Wolves have been outscored in 5 of their previous 6 games, conceding 9 goals. Wolverhampton Wanderers have a vulnerable underbelly at the back. But that won’t be the case here. Heading into this match, Wolverhampton Wanderers have lost their past two league games away from home.
Chelsea vs. Wolves Preview and Team News
Chelsea’s Premier League rankings are not as strong as a few weeks ago. Thomas Tuchel will hope his team will avoid being drawn into a top-four tussle. Meanwhile, the Wolves will go to Stamford Bridge to pursue their second victory in six matches.
The Blues’ destiny is still in their hands. They are three points ahead of Arsenal and five points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur. It is, nevertheless, quite probable that they will secure a place in the next season’s Champions League, regardless of the current situation.
Wolves is one of the clubs wishing that the season ends soon. However, they still have a chance of finishing in a European spot since they trail West Ham United by three points. Their performance in the previous match against Brighton and Hove Albion was disappointing, as they were thrashed 3-0.
N’Golo Kanté and Ben Chilwell will not be available for Chelsea’s match-up against Wolves on Saturday. Several Wolves players are injured. There are injuries to Ruben Neves, Max Kilman, Matija Sarkic, and Daniel Podence.
Chelsea vs. Wolves Predicted Winner
We predict Chelsea to win by a 2 – 1 score margin at the final score. Chelsea should be in control of possession over a long time and be able to capitalize on some of the opportunities they generate. Our professional experts predict an under 3.5 score.
On the other hand, Wolverhampton Wanderers may find it difficult to penetrate their defense. However, we expect they will score at least one goal. There’s little doubt that the Wolves will make a good fight, but Chelsea is anticipated to win this game and cement their place in the Premier League top four.
Chelsea vs. Wolves Odds
Chelsea’s win is the most popular bet with odds of 1.40, while the odds on a draw are 4.95 and the odds on Wolverhampton Wanderers – the underdog – winning are 9.70.