England Premier League
Wednesday 5th December 2018
Kick off at 7.45pm GMT
Venue: Molineux Stadium
Wolves have gone from one of the most exciting teams in the Premier League to a team that could well be fighting a relegation battle. They have been very poor for the past six weeks and have picked up just 1 point from their last 15. Indeed the club would be 18th on form alone and not 13th. They are 7 points clear of the bottom three but they will need to find the fighting spirit and commitment which engulfed the club at the beginning of the season.
What has been most disappointing with Wolves is that they have lost their last 3 games at home. But take out the Tottenham loss and they are not being defeated by teams better than them. They have simply folded much too easily and the visit of Chelsea will be another massive test for the club.
Chelsea need to win, this is in some ways like a cup final for them. Because the league has taken a shift in the last couple of games. Manchester City will be 10 points in front of the Blues, who in fairness have done very little wrong this season if they lose this game.
Liverpool have stretched five points clear of Chelsea and the league at this moment looks like it will be going to either City or the Reds. For Chelsea they also have Arsenal and Tottenham not too far behind, so this is a very important fixture for them. Chelsea have lost just 1 game all season which came away against Tottenham and otherwise they have won 13 of a possible 18 points on the road.
Wolves: The only new problem for the club is that Ruben Neves will miss this game through suspension after picking up five yellow cards
Chelsea: Chelsea are almost injury free. Victor Moses has a back problem but is racing to be ready for this game and will be assessed
Wolves vs Chelsea Head to Head:
The last time the teams met here Chelsea won 2-0.
Wolves have not beaten Chelsea since 2011.
Chelsea have won the last 4 meetings between the two clubs.
Chelsea have scored 8 goals without reply in their last 2 games against Wolves.
Wolves vs Chelsea Prediction:
Chelsea will start as the favourites and they are actually decent value if slightly odds on, and with Manchester City playing a day earlier and winning there is even more incentive for Chelsea to put in a perform here and take advantage of the poor form of Wolves by getting all 3 points. We expect it wont go all Chelsea's way as Wolves will be fighting hard, but the better form and quality is with Chelsea and they should secure the win.
Recommended Betting Tips:
Chelsea to win at 1.80
Highest scoring half: 2nd half at 1.91