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Chelsea vs Wolves Prediction & Match Preview


Chelsea vs Wolves Prediction & Match Preview

Chelsea vs Wolves
England Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Kick-Off at 18.00 UK
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London.

After recording a routine 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup last 32 at the weekend, Chelsea will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Wolverhampton in the Premier League round 20. 

The Blues aim to keep their Champions League hopes alive, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Nuno Espirito Santo’s troops. 
N’ Golo Kante is rated doubtful for the midweek match, with Jorginho and Chilwell pushing for a start.

The Wolves, on the other hand, defeated lower-league side Chorley in the FA Cup at the weekend, with Vitinha scoring the only goal of the match. 

Wolverhampton, though, have been struggling in the Premier League ever since Raul Jimenez suffered a serious injury, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. The likes of Marcal, Podence, and Jonny remain in the recovery room as well.

Chelsea vs Wolves Head-to-head

Teams Chelsea Wolverhampton Wanderers played so far 15 matches.
Chelsea won 11 direct matches. Wolverhampton Wanderers won 3 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.47 goals per Match.

Chelsea vs Wolves Prediction

Chelsea in actual season average scored 2.07 goals per match. In 13 (86.67%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 10 (66.67%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Wolverhampton Wanderers average scored 1.05 goals per match in season 2021. In 6 (60.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (50.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

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Whoever takes charge of Chelsea on Wednesday will only have to deal with one injury concern in the form of N'Golo Kante, who is working his way back from a hamstring problem but will not be ready this week.

Should Tuchel indeed take the reins at Stamford Bridge, he will certainly be tasked with getting the best out of fellow Germans Timo Werner and Kai Havertz - both of whom are yet to justify their big-money moves to the club.

Tuchel toyed with a three-man defence during his final days at PSG but is also partial to a 4-3-3 - a familiar system for the Blues, who should welcome Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell back to the first XI.

Meanwhile, Wolves new boy Willian Jose is not ready to take to the field yet as he waits to receive a work permit, so Fabio Silva should continue up top for now.

Santo continues to cope without Jonny Otto, Marcal and Daniel Podence, and no timeframe has been placed on Jimenez's return to action.

After handing opportunities to several fringe players in the cup, a more familiar Wolves XI is set to feature Rui Patricio, Nelson Semedo, Ruben Neves and Neto.

Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kovacic, Mount, Havertz; Ziyech, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi

Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Semedo, Coady, Boly, Saiss; Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker; Traore, Silva, Neto