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Bet on Wolves vs Chelsea – No upset on the cards at Molineux

| 05.01.2011

Chelsea may have beaten Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season, but it was arguably Wolves’ best performance in the Premier League.

Petr Cech made more saves in that one game against Wolves than he has ever done since donning a Chelsea shirt for the first time in the 2004/05 season.

Match Odds

That said, despite Chelsea’s awful slump in form recently, it’s difficult to make a case for the Premier League’s bottom club to upset the reigning champions and Chelsea are 1/2 to defeat Wolves.

But Wolves did take the scalp of Manchester City at Molineux earlier in the season and punters wanting to back a shock Wolves win can get odds of 6/1.

Chelsea have never lost in five Premier League meetings with Wolves, keeping four clean sheet during that time and the return of Frank Lampard could be the key to Carlo Ancelotti’s side winning.

Total Goals

Despite the results, Chelsea have looked a lot stronger since the return of Lampard, and the talisman is 7/4 to score any time and has scored on both his Premier League appearance against Wolves.

Lampard could lead his side to a big win on Wednesday despite the fact Chelsea have managed just five goals in their last eight league games away from home and a 4-0 Chelsea win is priced at 22/1, while a 3-0 win is as short as 9/1.

But only Arsenal have stopped Wolves scoring at home this season and whilst Chelsea’s defence has been impressive against Wolves, punters should stay away from the 1/1 for Chelsea to keep a clean sheet and take the 5/6 for both teams to score.

Lampard’s return means Chelsea will start to click in front of goal and over 4.5 goals is priced at 9/2.

A £10 stake on Lampard scoring first and Chelsea winning 4-1 would return £800. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.