Chelsea vs Wolves Prediction: Premier League Match on 08.10.2022
The focus for Potter will be a balanced performance characterized by a high tempo, tactical discipline, and attacking fluidity.
The former Chelsea striker could make his first start for Wolves at the ground where he won the Premier League.
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Can Chelsea Continue their Good Form and Make it Three Wins in a Row?
Chelsea finally have a striker, a number 9, that looks confident, knows where the goal is, and can finish chances. Aubameyang is only finding his feet at Stamford Bridge but he looks to be filling the striking gap at the club well.
After sacking manager Bruno Lage, Wolves will be looking to turn their form around by performing significantly better at Stamford Bridge on Saturday compared to their levels this season that has seen them win once in eight attempts.
Potter’s Chelsea will be looking to make it three wins on the trot when they host Wolves at Stamford Bridge on Saturday at 15:00 GMT.
Potter’s charges have scored 10 goals and conceded 10 in the process. This is considerably behind the league’s top-scorers, Man City, with 29 goals.
Can Wolves Stop the Slide with a Win at Stamford Bridge?
In their last five outings, Wolves have won once, drawn twice, and lost two times. They have lost the last two matches by conceding five goals and scoring none.
Chelsea will also seek to build on their win at Selhurst Park with a robust follow-up performance to bolster the chances of climbing the table toward European places.
However, they will also prefer to retain an attacking threat, especially having signed Diego Costa to bolster their ranks.
Wolves will be looking to bounce back to winning ways after two consecutive league losses and dropped into the drop zone, whereas Chelsea will be looking to cement their upturn in form in the league.
Costa can help Wolves pose a danger going forward. His physicality, movement, experience, and finishing can be important tools for Wolves as they look to turn their fortunes around in the league.
Wolves have won once in eight attempts this season. This is a dismal return for a side that finished 10th last season. They are currently in the drop zone, which explains why the powers that be sought to fix this by firing Bruno Lage.
The Stamford Bridge Blues have been inconsistent this season; they have managed just four wins in seven Premier League attempts this season. They currently sit 5th on the table with13 points, one point behind 4th-placed Brighton.
Graham Potter will also be looking to rotate his charges as he seeks to balance the workload in the busy schedule, including Champions League matches.
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Possible Starting Lineups
Defensive solidity will be the central focus for the new team in charge of Wolves, especially coming against the attacking talents at Chelsea’s disposal.
Chelsea will have too much for Wolves and will win the match.
Players to Watch
Chelsea will look to dominate possession by building from the back patiently and mixing it up with the long ball behind the Wolves defense. They will seek to use fullbacks and wide players to stretch the game and encourage midfielders to push forward.
The new caretaker team in charge of Wolves will focus on fixing the defensive frailties that have seen them concede 9 goals this season while scoring just six.
Aubameyang will be crucial for Chelsea in breaking down the Wolves defensive structure on Saturday.
Chelsea need to step up their upturn in form and work on their attacking threat and defensive shape to ensure that they stand a chance to get into the top-four and challenge the top sides in the league.
Sa; M. Kilman, R. Neves, J. Castro; R. Ait-Nouri, M. Nunes, J. Moutinho, N. Semedo; P. Neto, D. Podence; D. Costa
His first Premier League goal for Chelsea, the equalizer against Crystal Palace last weekend, was well taken and showed a player that is confident in his abilities and not awed by the task of leading the line for the Blues.
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Wolves will seek to be compact against Chelsea as they seek to prevent the Blues from creating easy chances. They will seek to use counter-attacks to create goal-scoring chances.
Arrizabalaga; B. Chilwell, T. Silva, W. Fofana, R. James; Jorginho, M. Kovacic; M. Mount, K. Havertz; P. Aubameyang, R. Sterling
The Blues will be looking to nurse their form back to their highest level as matches come thick and fast in the Premier League.