Chelsea vs Wolves Premier League predictions: Tips, odds and team news
Both Chelsea and Wolves will be looking to move up the Premier League table when they meet on Sunday at 2pm (UK time).
Chelsea vs Wolves odds
Chelsea will be licking their wounds after leaving Anfield off the back of a 4-1 thrashing against Liverpool on Wednesday. The result ended the Blues’ three-game winning streak in the Premier League, which had seen them slowly creep up the table. Instead, they now find themselves back in 10th, 12 points outside the top four and five off sixth-placed West Ham.
The Blues also sit just two points clear of 11th-placed Wolves, who are looking to do the league double over Chelsea for the first time since 1974/75. Like Chelsea, Wolves suffered defeat in midweek but they will have felt heartbroken in the manner of their loss to Man Utd. Wolves thought they had rescued a point with an equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time, but Kobbie Mainoo scored an even later winner to send Man Utd home with a 4-3 win.
Chelsea vs Wolves predictions
Chelsea vs Wolves: Predictions
|Chelsea 2-2 Wolves
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The stats behind our Chelsea vs Wolves predictions:
- There were 12 goals scored in Chelsea and Wolves’ Premier League matches in the midweek round.
- Chelsea have won just one of their last seven meetings with Wolves.
- The Blues have also won only two of their last five games across all competitions.
- Christopher Nkunku scored Chelsea’s only goal against Liverpool, having also scored in their previous meeting against Wolves.
Chelsea vs Wolves match tip
In midweek, Chelsea trailed at the break for the first time in the Premier League this season, losing 2-0 to Liverpool. Over the course of the campaign, the Blues’ struggles have generally come in the second half, which doesn’t make for good reading when you look as Wolves’ recent record. Nine of Wolves’ last 11 goals across all competitions have come in the second half of their matches, including three against Man Utd in midweek.
Chelsea vs Wolves Bet-Builder tip
Chelsea have had a major discipline problem this season. The Blues have had more cards than any other side in the Premier League at 73 in total, averaging 3.3 per game. They have also struggled defensively, conceding in four of their past five Premier League games, while Wolves have scored in four of their past five. Pedro Neto will be among those looking to trouble the Chelsea defence, as he did against Man Utd off the bench. The Portuguese winger has been directly involved in seven goals in his last seven away games for Wolves across all competitions, including five assists.
Chelsea have averaged 3.3 cards per game in the Premier League this season.
Wolves have scored in four of their past five Premier League games.
Pedro Neto has been involved in seven goals in his last seven away games for Wolves in all competitions, scoring two and assisting five.
Chelsea vs Wolves team news
Chelsea team news
|Lesley Ugochukwu, Marc Cucurella, Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Levi Colwill, Robert Sanchez, Romeo Lavia, Trevoh Chalobah
Nicolas Jackson should be back in the Chelsea squad after the Africa Cup of Nations, returning to training on Friday. Levi Colwill, Robert Sanchez, Romeo Lavia and Trevoh Chalobah are close to returning but this game will be too soon. Marc Cucurella, Lesley Ugochukwu, Reece James and Wesley Fofana are all longer-term absentees.
Wolves team news
|Hwang Hee-chan, Boubacar Traore
Wolves should have a fully fit squad to choose from, but they are still without Hwang Hee-chan and Boubacar Traore who are at the Asian Cup and Africa Cup of Nations respectively.
Chelsea vs Wolves head-to-head record
- 24 December 2023 – Wolves 2-1 Chelsea – Premier League
- 8 April 2023 – Wolves 1-0 Chelsea – Premier League
- 8 October 2022 – Chelsea 3-0 Wolves – Premier League
- 7 May 2022 – Result – Chelsea 2-2 Wolves League
- 19 December 2021 – Wolves 0-0 Chelsea – Premier League
Wolves have won their last two games against Chelsea, while only tasting defeat once in the last seven editions of this fixture.