Wolves vs Chelsea Betting Preview | 14 Sept 2019

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Watching Sheffield United snatch a last-gasp equalizer at Stamford Bridge prior to the international break, the pressure is really starting to mount on Frank Lampard as his side make the trip to Molineux on Saturday.

Now managing to record just a single victory in their opening four Premier League appearances, the Blues also watched as Liverpool lifted the Super Cup last month.

On the flip side, Chelsea are not the only side who have flattered to deceive at the start of the 2019/2020 campaign.

Shipping three away at Everton entering September, Wolves are one of just two sides still searching for their first win of the season and are some way off the side that took the Premier League by storm last year.

However, Saturday’s hosts do have some pleasant memories of their previous meetings against the former champions.

Landing a 2-1 win the last time Chelsea made the trip to Molineux, you will be interested to know that the European hopefuls can be found at 19/10 with SkyBet to come out on top this weekend.

Wolves’ hectic schedule struggle

While Wolves may have managed to clinch a famous 7th-place finish after announcing their Premier League return last season, NunoEspírito Santo’s men have stalled at the start of the new campaign.

Suffering a 3-2 loss against Everton on the road last time out, their Portuguese tactician has refused to blame their hectic summer schedule on their shortcomings.

Despite booking a spot in the group stage of this year’s Europa League, Wolves are yet to pick up a single victory in any of their opening four appearances.

Speaking after their defeat on Merseyside, Santo said; “It has nothing to do [with the schedule]. The Premier League is tough, it is just football.”

Sadly for Wolves, after enduring a sluggish start, their hopes of breaking the top-six have taken a major dent with the Bookmakers.

Saturday’s hosts are currently priced at 6/1 with Ladbrokes to secure a top-six finish, behind Everton, Leicester, and West Ham.

Elsewhere, Wolves will be without key defender Willy Boly for Chelsea’s arrival this weekend.

After picking up two yellows cards at Goodison last time out, the 28-year-old will be forced to serve a one-match suspension.

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A tale of two halves for Chelsea

Watching his side throw away two second-half goals against a returning Sheffield United prior to the international break, Head Coach Frank Lampard was left far from impressed by his sides showing.

With a hard-fought 3-2 win over Norwich their only win in their opening four contests, the Blues have now won just two of their last eight matchups against Premier League opposition.

Much like Saturday’s hosts, Chelsea have also seen their European ambitions take a huge dent with the bookmakers.

The former Champions can now be found at 5/2 with Bet365 to secure a top-four return come May, behind both Arsenaland Manchester United.

While the former England midfielder might see his side drastically struggling at the back, Lampard’s youngsters have shown some real glimpses in the final third.

Along with Mason Mount receiving a spot in Gareth Southgate’s squad earlier in the week, the red-hot Tammy Abraham has made an immediate impact in West London.

Once again bagging a brace against the Blades, the Chelsea starlet now has four goals in his last two top-flight appearances and can be found at 9/5 with Betfair to extend that run this weekend.

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