Wolves head into their midweek fixture with hopes of coming back from a dampening weekend. The side will travel to the London side, Chelsea. The match schedules for Tuesday at Stamford Bridge with kickoff at 9 pm.
The hosts lost last weekend in a high temper game against their West Midlands rivals Aston Villa. Chelsea’s unbeaten run was ended at the hands of Everton in front of Goodison Park faithful.
Nuno Espirito was quite elated with the return of Raul Jimenez at the back of the training centre after suffering a head fracture. The Wolves had little to fight for as they welcomed their Midlands rivals.
The hosts lost Douglas Luiz to a red card in the 85th minute but earned the local bragging rights as El Ghazi converted from 12 yards after Nelson Semedo brought down John McGinn. Joao Moutinho also saw a red card during their game that ended with ten men on both sides.
Eduardo Mendy had prior kept five clean sheets in eight matches before the Blues traveled to Goodison Park. However, a takedown by Lampard’s number one on Dominic Calvert-Lewin allowed Gylfi Sigurdsson to net his first goal of the season.
The defeat on Meyerside ended the blues 14 unbeaten streaks in all competitions since their EFL defeat to Tottenham. It was a breath of fresh air as both Liverpool and Tottenham dropped points during the weekend.
Chelsea vs Wolves Head to Head
Both sides have 12 games against each other with Chelsea taking home nine wins while Wolves with nine wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Wolves 0-1 Aston Villa
Liverpool 4-0 Wolves
Arsenal 1-2 Wolves
Wolves 1-1 Southampton
Leicester City 1-0 Wolves
Everton 1-0 Chelsea
Chelsea 1-1 FC Krasnodar
Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United
Sevilla 0-4 Chelsea
Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham
Chelsea Team News
Three wingers at the camp are all out of action this weekend with Christian Pulisic not making the trip to Everton after suffering a setback in his hamstring problem. Callum Hodson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech are not expected to return before the Boxing Day earliest.
Wolves Team News
Veteran midfielder Moutinho will take no part in this one following a sending off during their clash with Villa. There is no timeframe for Raul Jimenez’s return after a fractured skull. Rayan Ait-Nouri might start at wing-back if Marcal gets a rest.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides were undone with penalties in their last outing, which makes a close encounter this midweek.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5