Wolves host Chelsea at the Molineux in the first game on Christmas Eve since 1995. Both sides are hanging in the mid table in the Premier League and will be looking for a win to kickstart the heavy festive football period.
Wolves currently sit 13th in the Premier League after 17 games. Wolves have five wins, four draws and eight losses, leaving them on 19 points, ten points above the relegation zone but three points from the top half of the table.
In their last five games in all competitions, Wolves have one win, one draw and three losses.
Alex Iwobi opened the scoring for Fulham in the seventh minute, but Matheus Cunha equalised for Wolves before halftime. Willian’s first penalty regained the lead for Fulham but once again Wolves got themselves level, this time through a Hwang Hee-chan penalty. However, Willian’s second penalty of the game in the 94th minute to give Fulham the 3 - 2 win. It was another early goal against Wolves, this time Bukayo Saka in the sixth minute for Arsenal. Martin Odegaard doubled their lead, and despite a late goal from Cunha, Arsenal held on for the 2 - 1 win.
Hee-chan scored the only goal of the game just before halftime in a 1 - 0 win for Wolves, where Wolves had five less shots than Burnley. There was yet another early goal against Wolves, this time a Harry Toffolo goal from Nottingham Forest, but Cunha drew Wolves level before halftime. Despite having 69% of the possession, Wolves were unable to find a winning goal and had to settle for a 1 - 1 draw.
The last time out for Wolves was against West Ham. A brace from Mohammed Kudus and a goal from Jarrod Bowen gave West Ham the 3 - 0 win with Wolves registering only three shots on target.
Chelsea, on the other hand, sit 10th in the Premier League. In 17 games, The Blues have six wins, four draws and seven losses which leaves them on 22 points, already 12 points away from the Champions League and seven points from European football altogether.
In their last five games in all competitions, Chelsea have three wins and two draws.
Despite Conor Gallagher’s red card in the first half, a brace from Enzo Fernandez and a goal from Levi Colwill gave Chelsea the hardfought 3 - 2 win over Brighton, who had Facundo Buonanotte and Joao Pedro on the scoresheet. However, next time out at Old Trafford, Chelsea faced Manchester United. A brace from Scott McTominay gave United the 2 -1 win, with Cole Palmer finding the back of the net for Chelsea.
It was another loss on the trip to Goodison Park. Abdoulaye Doucoure and Lewis Dobbin both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Everton. Chelsea bounced back against Sheffield United. Palmer and Nicolas Jackson both scored in the second half to give Chelsea the 2 - 0 win.
The most recent outing for Chelsea was against Newcastle in the Quarter-final of the League Cup. It was a tale of two mistakes, Beniot Badiashile’s mistake led to Callum Wilson’s goal and Kieran Trippier’s mistake gave Mykhailo Mudryk his goal, which sent the tie to penalties. Trippier and Matt Ritchie’s misses in the shootout gave Chelsea the 4 - 2 win.
Wolves and Chelsea have met 115 times in their histories, with the first ever meeting coming all the way back in 1906. Chelsea have the marginally better record in the fixture with 44 wins in comparison to Wolves’ 41 wins, with the other 30 games ending in a draw.