Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways with just over a week to go ahead of the FA Cup Final and a Champions League spot to fight for in the league.
The Blues, who started strongly at the start of the season, welcome Wolves to Stamford Bridge and find themselves only three points ahead of fourth-place Arsenal and five behind Tottenham Hotspur who sit in the Europa League spots.
The Blues are the firm favourites for this weekend’s clash at 1/3 with Betfred while Wolves are 17/2 and a draw is 19/5. Chelsea have a solid track record at home against the visitors with five wins and three draws in their last eight meetings at Stamford Bridge while Wolves have failed to score in six of their last eight trips to west London.
Safe to say, recent form is not looking great for Thomas Tuchel’s side with his side picking up just two wins and two defeats in their last five league outings.
A shock defeat away at Goodison Park to relegation-threatened Everton was far from the ideal result they wanted especially coming back disappointed from a 1-1 draw away to Manchester United just a few days prior.
Wolves will be looking for their form to revitalise as well after suffering four defeats in their last five including in their last three league matches.
Bruno Lage’s side are just three points behind West Ham but have an inferior goal difference to the Irons but a late push for Europe would certainly put an exciting twist in the European battle in the Premier League.
They do have the issue of finding the net having registered zero goals in their last three matches too.
Both sides in matches involving Chelsea have scored 16 times in 34 Premier League games while in matches involving Wolves have finished just 10 times this way in 34 league outings.
Both teams to score is 5/4. The Blues have finished 17 league matches with three or more total goals in the league while for Wolves it is 11 matches.
In this fixture, they finished with over 2.5 goals just twice in their last five matches.
Mason Mount will be frustrated by his form of late especially when the attacking midfielder has contributed so well to Chelsea’s season at times.
The England international has picked up 12 goals and 15 assists in all competitions including 19 goal involvements in the Premier League alone.
The former Derby County loanee will be keen to get back on the scoresheet or at the very least involved in the goals having gone the last three Premier League matches without a goal or an assist.
The Blues have only lost once in the league this season when he has scored too.
H2H. This will be the 113th meeting between the two sides in all competitions with Chelsea picking up 43 wins, 29 draws and 40 defeats against Wolves.
In the league, this will be the 108th meeting between the two sides with both sides winning 39 times apiece and drawing 29 matches.
In the last five meetings, Chelsea have picked up just two wins and have not won in their last three meetings against the visitors.