Wolves Face Chelsea In Huge Premier League Game At Molineux
Premier League football returns this weekend as we bid farewell to the international break – for around a month or so. There are many great games for us to look forward to up and down the top flight of English football, but one that we’re looking forward to more so than most is Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea. Nuno’s side are still going in search of their first win in the Premier League this season, whereas Frank Lampard’s Blues are really struggling to make the kind of impact that would lead critics to believe hiring the legendary midfielder was a good idea.
The best, and most polite, way to describe Wolves’ start to the season is ‘mixed’. Their last six game stretch began with a strong 4-0 win over Armenian side Pyunik before they were struck down by a 1-1 draw against Manchester United – although struck down is a bit harsh. They then beat Torino 3-2 in the first leg of their Europa League playoff tie, before also winning the second leg to confirm their entry into the group stage. A draw with Burnley was sandwiched in between, with their last outing being a disappointing loss against Everton.
Chelsea, on the other hand, haven’t been quite as busy with their first competitive game of the season being a 4-0 battering at the hands of Manchester United. They proceeded to push Liverpool all the way in the UEFA Super Cup before losing on penalties, before also drawing with Leicester which was hardly an inspiring result. They did manage to edge out Norwich in their first Premier League win of the campaign, but they did concede two goals in the process. In their last outing they came crashing back down to earth, letting a lead against newly promoted Sheffield United slip before drawing 2-2.
Wolves vs Chelsea Betting Prediction
Wolves are tough to beat at home, but Chelsea have to click into place at some point – and we think this is the game for them to do it. They’ve got a series of match winners within their ranks, and yet we actually think it’s going to be youngsters like Mount and Abraham who are going to make the biggest difference. The quality that the Blues have will be able to stretch the Midlands side unlike many other teams that have gone to Molineux, and we think they’ll do a good job of shutting the fans down after what is bound to be a lively start to the game.