Chelsea starts their new era without Frank Lampard in the dugout this week in the Premier League against Wolves. The match schedules for Wednesday at Stamford Bridge, with kickoff at 9 pm.
A 2-1 defeat against West Midlands outfit marked the downward spiral for Lampard’s career at Stamford Bridge. It was unfortunate when the club decided to dismiss the services of the club legend earlier this week.
Roman Abramovich’s ruthless era continues with Thomas Tuchel, the most likely candidate to take over the club. Chelsea has never been far away from the controversy when it comes to managerial layoffs after short tenures.
Despite suffering five losses in their last eight Premier League matches, many Chelsea fanbase felt like he needed more time at Stamford Bridge. However, the expensive signings in the last window brought many expectations he could not match with.
It remains a race against time whether Thomas Tuchel might get announced before they clash with Wolves. After losing the Champions League finals, Tuchel knows the mammoth task that awaits him.
Nuno Espirito’s job at Molineux is also not safe either after dismal performances in the Premier League. Their last win dates back to December over their 2-1 win over Chelsea. Their last six Premier League matches ended with four defeats and two draws. The side keeps edging closer to the danger zone.
Chelsea vs. Wolves Head to Head
Both sides have 13 games against each other with Chelsea taking home nine wins while Wolves with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Chelsea 3-1 Luton Town
Leicester City 2-0 Chelsea
Fulham 0-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 4-0 Morecambe
Chelsea 1-3 Machester City
Chorley FC 0-1 Wolves
Wolves 2-3 West Brom
Wolves 1-2 Everton
Hampton 1-0 Crystal Palace
Brighton 3-3 Wolves
Chelsea Team News
Whoever takes over at Bridge will have to deal with the injury concern for Ng’olo Kante, who is working his way back from a hamstring injury. The side will welcome their strongest defensive output in Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, and Edouard Mendy.
Wolves Team News
Nuno Espirito might choose to throw Jose into the attack ahead of Fabio Silva, who has been under criticism for wastefulness in front of goal. Santo might have to cope with Jonny Otto, Marcal, and Podence. There is no timeframe placed on the return of Jimenez.
Prediction and Odds
It remains to see whether a new manager might change the club’s spell with both out of form sides.
Correct Score: 1-1
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 2.5