Molineux - Premier League
Nuno Santo's Wolves go to Chelsea in Premier League action this weekend, looking to bounce back from their defeat at Everton before the international break.
Wolves were unbeaten against Chelsea following their return to the Premier League last season, with a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge and a 2-1 win at Molineux. Chelsea's last league win over Wolves came back in 2012.
Wolves will be without defender Willy Boly, who is serving a one game ban after being sent off in the final minutes against Marco Silva's Everton, with Jesus Vallejo set to step in. Santo will also be without midfield pair Matt Doherty and Roman Saiss, as they are both recovering from minor surgery.
Chelsea boss will wait until the end of the international break before finalising his side for the trip to the West Midlands, with Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, N'Golo Kante, Antonio Rudiger and Pedro all coming back from injury.
Wolves v Chelsea Preview and Predictions
Wolves have already racked up 10 games so far this season, due to their Europa League commitments, however their domestic form has remained solid, despite the added games. Defeat at Goodison Park last weekend was the first game Santo's side have lost this season, with three successive draws against Leicester City, Manchester United and Burnley.
Chelsea has also endured a low key start to life under Frank Lampard, so far in 2019-20, with just one Premier League win - away at Norwich City to their name this season. Lampard is still getting his methods into place, and despite the signs looking positive, they will face a test this weekend against a Wolves side determined to dodge any second season syndrome.
Wolves have had to split their resources so far this season, which has led to so many draws, but with Europa League group stage qualification assured they may look to turn on the gas - with a home win priced at 19/10. Santo has opted for a more patient approach so far this season, in both Premier League and Europa League action, with four goals in their first four domestic games in 2019-20.
With that in mind, this one could be another slow burner of a game, with an under 2.5 total goals scored bet available at 4/5.
Wolves to win 1-0 at 9/1
Despite appearing as favourites on paper, Chelsea struggled against Wolves last season, and their indifferent start indicates that they could be up against it again this weekend. Wolves have collected a handy trick of grinding out wins, and that will serve them well.
Raul Jimenez to score first at 5/1
The Mexican international has kicked off his start to the 2019-20 season in good form, with two goals in his last two Premier League games and eight in 10, in all competitions. The former Benfica forward also scored in both games against the Blues in 2018-19.