Chelsea VS Wolves Live Football Score Match 08 Oct 2022
Chelsea are set to play Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in the English Premier League.Chelsea come into this game on the back of a 3-0 win over Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. Goals from French centre-back Wesley Fofana,
Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and right-back Reece James sealed the deal for Graham Potter’s Chelsea.Wolverhampton Wanderers, on the other hand, lost 2-0 to David Moyes’ West Ham United in the league. Goals from Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca and attacker Jarrod Bowen secured the win for West Ham United.
Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
In 16 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Chelsea hold the clear advantage. They have won eight games.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have won three games, while the other four have ended in draws.
Winger Raheem Sterling has scored three goals in the league this season for Chelsea.
Left-back Marc Cucurella has provided two assists in the league this season for Chelsea.
Winger Daniel Podence has scored two league goals for Wolverhampton Wanderers.Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Prediction
Chelsea are fifth in the league table, and have embarked upon a new era following the appointment of Graham Potter as manager. They invested heavily during the summer transfer window, signing the likes of Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The spending looks set to continue, with RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku linked heavily.Wolverhampton Wanderers, on the other hand, are 18th in the league, having won one of their last five league games. They have parted ways with Bruno Lage, and are now in the market for a new manager. Unsurprisingly, plenty of Portuguese tacticians have been linked with the role.
Attack was a source of concern for Lage during his time at the club, with a lack of goals causing major problems. Both Raul Jimenez and Sasa Kalajdzic are out injured, which means that the onus to score goals is on the shoulders of Diego Costa, a man who is well past his prime.Chelsea will be hoping to move into the Champions League places with a win against managerless Wolves on Saturday. The visitors are expected to appoint the recently sacked Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui as their new head coach but that isn’t expected to be in time for him to lead the side out against Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend.The last three meetings between these two clubs have ended in draws but we’re backing Chelsea to secure a comfortable 3pts on Saturday and keep a clean sheet in the process. The hosts have won two and lost just one of their last six games against Wolves, keeping clean sheets in three of those matches. Chelsea have won three of their last five matches in all competitions and kept a clean sheet in midweek against AC Milan, while Wolves have lost their last two league games and have failed to score in three of their last four matches.
With the likes of Chiquinho, Raul Jimenez, Sasa Kalajdzic, Hee-Chan Hwang and Pedro Neto all injured and Neves suspended, Wolves have a lack of firepower up front and will be missing a key playmaker in Neves, but that does mean that Diego Costa will start against his old club.Chelsea fought hard to bring in the striker they really wanted in the summer transfer window and Aubameyang is already fitting right in at Stamford Bridge. With 1-goal to his name in the Premier League as well as one in the Champions League, the Chelsea striker is looking to score for a third straight match in the blue of Chelsea this weekend and we’re backing the Gabon international to score against a Wolves defence that will be without Nathan Collins through suspension.Since a loss in their previous game against West Ham United in Premier League action, Wolves and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Wolverhampton Wanderers managed 60% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, West Ham United had 18 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Gianluca Scamacca (29′) and Jarrod Bowen (54′) scored for West Ham United.
The forward players for Wolves have had real problems scoring goals over their previous six clashes, recording the disappointing return of just 4. In those fixtures, Wolves have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 7. Let’s see if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Coming into this clash, Wolverhampton Wanderers haven’t been defeated by Chelsea when they’ve played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
🤜🤛 Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head clashes going back to 14/09/2019 shows us that Chelsea have won 2 of them and Wolves 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 10 from The Blues and 6 belonging to Wolves. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
N’Golo Kanté (Muscular problems) and Wesley Fofana (Knee Injury) will be missing for Chelsea manager Graham Potter.
In our view, The Blues may well make use of the 3-4-2-1 formation this time, beginning the first half with Kepa Arrizabalaga, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Marc Cucurella, Reece James, Raheem Sterling, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and P. Aubameyang.
🗞️ Team News: Wolves
Wolves has some current player fitness concerns. Chiquinho (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Pedro Neto (Ankle Injury) and Sasa Kalajdzic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not able to play. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Nathan Collins and Rúben Neves.
From our viewpoint, Wolves could decide to make use of a 4-3-3 lineup, settling for Jose Sa, Nelson Semedo, Max Kilman, Toti Gomes, Jonny, Matheus Nunes, Boubacar Traore, Joao Moutinho, Adama Traore, Goncalo Guedes and Daniel Podence.
In this game, Chelsea have it within them to fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding against Wolverhampton Wanderers, who won’t find it easy to score themselves.
Therefore, we are anticipating a fairly comfortable 2-0 victory for Chelsea when all’s said and done.
💵 ⚽️ What are the top odds for the game?
Checking the latest betting odds for this match on the 90 minute result market, putting your money on Chelsea is available for 1.45, betting on a draw is 4.78 & taking a punt on a victory for Wolverhampton Wanderers is 8.5. Those are the best of the bets that can be secured at this very moment.