Chelsea will be looking to claim their third successive victory in all competitions when they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Stamford Bridge this Saturday.
The Blues were under pressure before their Champions League clash with AC Milan as they were bottom of Group E after securing just one point from their first two group matches.
However, they returned to winning ways in a dominating fashion as Wesley Fofana, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Reece James all scored in Chelsea’s 3-0 triumph.
On the other hand, Wolves are currently in the relegation zone after winning just one of their eight matches this season.
The Midlands side made the decision to sack Bruno Lage after their 2-0 defeat to West Ham United last weekend.
They have yet to appoint a new head coach, although Julen Lopetegui is believed to be their preferred candidate.
For the upcoming Premier League fixture, Steve Davis and James Collins will be leading the team.
Chelsea haven’t beaten Wolves in the English top-flight since July 2020, with the two league fixtures last season both ending in draws. However, they will be confident to seal full points this time as the Blues have seen a revival since Graham Potter has taken over the club. The English boss led them to a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace before the 3-0 Champions League success against Milan.
The West Midlands outfit spent heavily in the summer transfer window, bringing in the likes of Goncalo Guedes, Matheus Nunes and Sasa Kalajdzic. However, they made a disastrous start to the 2022-23 season, winning only one of their eight Premier League matches this season.
Wolves have only scored three goals this campaign, which is the lowest by any team in the English top-flight. They have also conceded nine goals which isn’t very bad as the other two teams in the drop zone have shipped more than double that figure.
Chelsea will not be able to avail the services of Wesley Fofana after he picked up a knock against Milan on Wednesday. While N’Golo Kante will also be missing due to a recent thigh injury.
Meanwhile, Wolves have several of their players on the sidelines due to injuries this weekend, including Sasa Kalajdzic, Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto and Chiquinho. Nathan Collins and Ruben Neves will also be out of action through suspension.
Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Potential line-ups
Chelsea: Kepa; Chalobah, T Silva, Koulibaly; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Cucurella; Sterling, Aubameyang, Mount
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Sa; Semedo, Toti, Kilman, Jonny; Nunes, B Traore, Moutinho; Guedes, Costa, Podence
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Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Prediction
Considering the squad quality and the current form of the two teams, Chelsea shouldn’t have much trouble against Wolves on Saturday. The Blues would have received a big confidence boost after their emphatic European victory against Milan and are expected to seal full points from the home encounter.
Chelsea 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
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