There are five Premier League games on Saturday, including three at the traditional 3pm kick off. Here we have previewed the Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Wanderers match at Stamford Bridge. We’ve also provided two of our best bets for your attention.
Chelsea vs Wolves Tips
- Chelsea to win to nil – 23/20
- #PickYourPunt: Aubameyang to score twice and Diego Costa to be carded – 18/1
Graham Potter will be feeling much more settled in and happier after a comprehensive and impressive 3-0 win over AC Milan in the Champions League. That’s two wins and a draw now for the ex-Brighton manager and the Blues fans seem to have taken to him quickly.
Wolves, on the other hand, are anything but settled. They are managerless, having disposed of Bruno Lage last week and sit 18th in the Premier League table, after a dreadful 2-0 loss to West Ham last weekend.
It appears highly likely that Wolves are targeting recently sacked Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui as new boss, but he will have some serious work to do to keep the Wanderers in the division. They have won just one game and have scored just three goals.
New Blues signing Wesley Fofana is out for around a month with a knee injury suffered during the Milan win. N’Golo Kante wasn’t in the Champions League squad and is a serious doubt to be included here.
Ruben Neves and Nathan Collins are suspended for the visit to Stamford Bridge, whilst Raul Jimenez, Sasa Kalajdzic and Pedro Neto are all injured, meaning free transfer Diego Costa should lead the line against his old club.
Chelsea to win to nil – 23/20
Chelsea looked highly impressive against Milan and Potter seems to be getting a decent tune out of the side. They face a Wolves side that simply don’t know how to score goals and currently have no manager in charge to steer them. I think this will be a bit of a thumping and can’t see the midlands team troubling the scorers.
#PickYourPunt: Aubameyang to score twice and Diego Costa to be carded – 18/1
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has looked dynamite since signing for the club in the summer and has two goals and an assist in his last three games. He also netted 12 in 17 for Barca while on loan last season. A brace seems more than doable against a poor Wolves outfit.
Costa will likely lead the line and will be bang up for it at his former club. We all know Costa is a master of the dark arts and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in Peter Bankes’ little black book by the end of the game. Bankes ranks 3rd in the EPL for yellows this season with an average of five per game.
The two bets combined pay 18/1 using Betfred’s #PickYourPunt feature.