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          Chelsea vs Wolves: Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

          Chelsea welcome Wolves to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League as they hope to make ground on the teams above them in the race for European football.

          These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

          • Date: 04/02/24
          • Kick-off time: 14:00
          • Venue: Stamford Bridge

          Stamford Bridge is the venue for this weekend’s Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Wolves.

          Chelsea currently sit in ninth position ahead of their midweek trip to Anfield, whilst Wolves are two points and two places behind them in 11th. There are a lot of teams competing for a top-seven place, and a win for the Blues would keep them firmly in the race. A difficult start to the season means that they are playing catch-up, but they are now picking up the results to give themselves a fighting chance. Just a point behind Man United and four behind sixth-place West Ham, this feels like a must-win for Mauricio Pochettino and his side.

          Three points for Wolves would see them leapfrog their hosts, depending on the midweek results. Gary O’Neil has led his side to three wins in the last four league games, and will be hoping to make the jump into the top half this weekend.

          The Blues have stepped up at home and are unbeaten at the Bridge since late October when they lost 2-0 to Brentford. They have not been short of goals, especially in the cups, beating Preston and Middlesbrough 4-0 and 6-1 respectively. The latter game included a brace for Cole Palmer, which were his ninth and tenth of the campaign, already scoring more this season than any Chelsea player did last season. He will be the main man Wolves will have to look out for, with the youngster also providing seven assists.

          Wolves’ top scorer is Hwang-Hee Chan with 10 goals, but the South Korean is away competing at the Asia Cup. They will have the services of Matheus Cunha to call on, however, with the forward contributing six goals so far. The recent return of Pedro Neto has also provided a much-needed boost, and the talented winger scored in the FA Cup victory over West Brom which was his first since coming back.

          In 21 meetings since 2003, Chelsea have beaten Wolves 12 times. However, it’s the visitors who have enjoyed more success in recent seasons. The previous seven meetings has seen three Wolves victories and three draws, with just the one Chelsea win. This came in October 2022, with goals from Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Armando Broja securing the victory for what was then Graham Potter’s side. The reverse fixture earlier this season took place on Christmas Eve, and second-half goals from Mario Lemina and Matt Doherty were enough to take the three points despite Christoper Nkunku’s late consolation.

          Team News

          Chelsea Team News

          Striker Nicolas Jackson is still away at the Africa Cup of Nations. Ben Chilwell has recently returned from injury which is a big boost with Marc Cucurella still sidelined with an ankle injury. Pochettino will be hoping to welcome back Christopher Nkunku and Malo Gusto who have been absent in recent games. Romeo Lavia, Reece James and Robert Sanchez are longer-term absentees.

          Wolves Team News

          Hwang Hee-Chan is away at the Asia Cup, though he is also dealing with an injury. Boubacar Traore is playing in the Africa Cup of Nations. Joao Gomes will be available after serving his suspension for a red card. Gary O’Neil has no new injury concerns.

          Form Guide (Last Five Games)

          Chelsea Form Guide:

          In their last five games, Chelsea have won three, drawn one and lost one. After a rough start to the season, the Blues are beginning to pick up results and have been strong at home. Before the weekend’s game against Wolves, they travel to leaders Liverpool on Wednesday night.

          A 4-0 victory against Preston in the FA Cup meant they opened up 2024 with a win. Armando Broja, Thiago Silva, Raheem Sterling and Enzo Fernandez were all on the scoresheet as Chelsea booked their place in the next round.

          Their only away game in this stretch ended in defeat as they were upset by Championship side Middlesbrough 1-0 in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals. However, they responded in emphatic fashion as they thrashed their opponents 6-1 in the second leg at Stamford Bridge, with the tie effectively over at half-time. Sandwiched between these two games was a 1-0 win against Fulham in the league, with Cole Palmer scoring the only goal from the penalty spot.

          Last Friday saw Pochettino’s side take on Aston Villa in the fifth round of the FA Cup, but there was nothing to split the two teams. The 0-0 draw means that they will meet again sometime next month in a replay at Villa Park.

          Wolves Form Guide:

          In their last five games, Wolves have won three times and drawn twice. Their most recent game was an FA Cup victory against their Black Country rivals West Brom. Goals from Pedro Neto and Matheus Cunha ensured they advanced to the fifth round with a 2-0 win.

          They began this stretch of games with a resounding 3-0 victory over Everton, with goals from Max Kilman, Matheus Cunha and Craig Dawson sealing the three points. Such was their dominance, they did not concede a single shot on target. Two games against Brentford followed, both in the FA Cup. It was honours even at the Gtech Community Stadium as Tommy Doyle cancelled out Neal Maupay’s first-half opener. Wolves played almost the entirety of the game with ten men after Joao Gomes’ ninth-minute red card. The replay at Molineux was a 3-2 thriller, which ended with the home side scoring a 105th-minute winner in extra time, through Cunha’s penalty.

          A 0-0 draw with Brighton at the AMEX last week resulted in Wolves’ first dropped points in the league since 17th December. They welcome Manchester United on Thursday night before they travel to Chelsea at the weekend.

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