Chelsea V Wolves
The Blues have been riding their luck a bit in the Premier League, scraping a 1-0 win over Stoke on the weekend. But they are finding ways to win, just about and no doubt after a busy week, Roberto Di Matteo will be shuffling his cards. The Italian has a big squad at his disposal and he will probably start utilising it more. The London side will be content enough with home advantage against Championship side Wolves, which should make this encounter more palatable to them. Championship side Wolves head to Stamford Bridge on the back of a league win on the weekend and will be confident of an upset although the Bridge hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for them in recent times.
Chelsea v Wolves Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365:
Chelsea ¼, Draw 5/1, Wolverhampton 9/1
This should translate as a home win at the end of the day here. Premier League leaders Chelsea should have enough in reserve to see off Wolves. The Blues have enjoyed high scoring triumphs over Wolves at Stamford Bridge in recent times and it would be a major shock if Wolves pulled out a result. Chelsea probably will bring a few new starters into the line up for this one, especially with a big match against Arsenal coming up in the Premier League on Saturday. Wolves will probably be all gung-ho about this and keen to claim a big scalp. With two away wins and two clean sheets in a row in the Championship, they will enjoy the underdog role with nothing to lose. They will look to Sylvan Ebanks-Blake for goals, who has produced their best efforts up front this season. But Chelsea have the real touches of quality which they can call upon and should end up being a couple of goals better than the Championship side. A Chelsea -2 Asian Handicap for a price of 5/4 could be worth taking a look at with online bookmaker Bet365.
Head to Head:
Chelsea won their home Premier League match against Wolves last season 3-0. In their last six visits to Stamford Bridge, Wolves have managed to score just two goals while Chelsea have banged in fifteen. In the last eleven meetings between the two clubs (in all competitions) there have been nine wins for Chelsea, one draw and one win for Wolves. So recent history is firmly stacking up in favour of the Blues on this one. The overall head to head between Chelsea and Wolves stands at 39 wins for Chelsea to 38 from Wolves with 26 draws.
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