Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers Recent Form
Chelsea lost 2-0 to Leicester City on Tuesday night. That was their fifth loss in eight Premier League fixtures as Frank Lampard’s men continued their poor run of form. Wolves are on a worse run. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have lost six of their last nine league games including three of their last four.
Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers Recent Matchups
These sides last met back in December. Wolves won that match 2-1 at Molineux and they haven’t won a league game since. They’ve beaten the Blues three times in the last decade but none of them were at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s home record against Wolves is much better. The Blues haven’t lost to them at home since March 1979.
Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers Stats & Analysis
Chelsea’s dip in form was sudden and severe. Everything was looking bright for Frank Lampard’s Blues just a few months ago but that has changed. They went nine Premier League games without losing between September and December. Things went awry with the 1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park. That brought about the downturn that saw them lose five out of eight.
The big reason for this has been their defence. The Blues kept a remarkable nine clean sheets in a run of 12 matches in all competitions between September and early December. They’ve kept just two Premier League clean sheets in their last eight fixtures and one of them came against 18th-placed Fulham.
But they’ve got a good chance of keeping one here. Wolves have struggled in a lot of categories this season but scoring goals is the chief amongst them. They’ve scored one goal or fewer in 13 of their 19 matches. They scored two and three goals in recent games against West Brom and Brighton respectively but took just one point from the two fixtures.
Like Chelsea, Wolves have struggled to keep the goals out at the other end. They haven’t kept a clean sheet since the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on 30 October 2020. One of Wolves’ strengths last season was their away form. It’s been a different story this campaign with a noticeable dip in recent weeks. They’ve lost three of their last four league fixtures on the road.
Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers Bets
It’s part of the reason why Chelsea are the big favourites here. Frank Lampard’s men are odds-on at 8/13 to secure the three points that would lift some of the stress on their manager. It’s 10/3 for the draw and Wolves are out at 5/1 to get their first Premier League win since their last fixture against the Blues back in December. A Wolves win or a draw double chance is available at 8/5 if you fancy the hosts to drop points yet again.
We may see some goals here. Both sides have been prone to conceding a few in recent weeks so it would be a surprise if there was a clean sheet. Both teams to score is 20/21 which seems like a good bet. It will be interesting to see when the goals go in. Both sides tend to score and concede more goals in the second halves of their matches than before the break. The two sides have been involved in 47 total first-half goals this season and 59 in the second. It’s 11/10 for the second half to have more goals than the first in this one.
But there is better value in backing a high-scoring match. Chelsea have the third-highest average number of total match goals in the Premier League this season at 3.33. Wolves’ figure for away matches isn’t much lower at 2.78. Over 2.5 total match goals here is 10/11 and over 3.5 is 9/4.