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.
- Chelsea to win @ 4/6 with Bet365
- Both Teams to Score @ 8/11 with Bet365
- Over 2.5 goals @ 4/6 with William Hill
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.