Sixth-placed Chelsea, fresh from their terrific display at home to Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League on Thursday night, welcome seventh-placed Wolves to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon aiming for another three points to keep the pressure on Arsenal and Manchester United in the race for fourth. Can Nuno Santo's side do the double over Maurizio Sarri?
Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Wanderers – Premier League 2018/19
Where is the match being played?
Sunday’s game will be played at Stamford Bridge.
What time does Chelsea vs Wolves kick off?
Saturday 10 March 2019 at 14:05 GMT
What TV channel is it on?
You can watch the match live on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event, and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Live streaming is also available at some of the top bookies in the UK if you’ve got a bet on the match with them.
Who is the referee?
Michael Oliver will be in charge of Chelsea vs Wolves this weekend.
What are the Latest Odds?
Chelsea are short with the bookies at 11/20 to grab all three points on Sunday. Wolves are clear underdogs at 6/1, with the draw priced at 16/5. Wolves did win the reverse fixture, so it could be worth a few pennies on them or a draw in the Double Chance market at 11/8. Before you jump in on that though, it’s worth pointing out here that Chelsea have won all four of their Premier League matches at home to Wolves, conceding just two and scoring 14.
What’s the Team News?
After a few were rested in midweek, Chelsea are expected to ring the changes once again for the visit of Wolves. Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta are all likely to return to the starting eleven.
Wolves will most likely field a very similar side to the one that drew 1-1 away at Bournemouth recently. Nuno Santo made a few changes last weekend for the Cardiff game, but a few players that were on the bench that day are expected to reclaim a starting spot. Ryan Bennett will be suspended for this one, though, as he sits out the first of a two-match ban.
Chelsea Predicted XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Hazard, Higuain
Wolves Predicted XI: Patricio, Doherty, Coady, Boly, Adama, Dendoncker, Neves, Gibbs-White, Moutinho, Jota, Jimenez
2-0. I don’t think it will be a walk in the park for Chelsea, but I think they’ve got enough about them to see off a strong Wolves challenge. Nuno Santo’s side are capable of causing the Blues problems, but Chelsea remain focussed on a top-four finish, and with such a convincing win in midweek, they don’t need to worry too much about the second leg. They can put all of their efforts into getting three points here.
Chelsea just do not lose to Wolves at home. Not only that, but the Blues have only lost one of their last 53 league matches at home against promoted sides. Chelsea/Chelsea in the HT/FT market looks a solid bet for something above Evens, so that’s our choice in this one.