Leicester put in a great shift at Manchester City last Monday but were eventually toppled in a 1-0 defeat against the reigning champions. It is back to home soil for them this weekend where they will be looking to follow-up on a convincing victory over Arsenal in their last game at the King Power. Chelsea have already secured a top-four finish and so basically there is no pressure on them whatsoever. Read our Leicester v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 6th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
The Foxes lost 1-0 against Manchester City last weekend which is only their second defeat in their last eight games. They gave a very good account of themselves against the Citizens as well. Leicester have won four of their last five games at the King Power Stadium (L1), including a big 3-0 success there over Arsenal in their last home fixture. The Foxes have scored at least two goals in four of their last five at home as well. Overall this season Leicester have taken a W8 D2 L8 record on home soil, scoring an average of 1.3 goals per game during that sequence. They have conceded at 1.1 goal per game on average.
Leicester have taken a clean sheet in 28% of home games and of their eight home victories, six of them have been by a margin of at least two goals. Leicester haven’t been involved in a home draw in twelve successive games now. The Foxes have conceded 60% of their home goals in the first half of games this season and just six-times have they actually opened the scoring in a fixture. Their form over the last eight rounds of matches has only been better by two teams, Liverpool and Manchester City. So that shows how well they have been going with their form. Leicester are W2 L3 at home against the other big six teams this season.
Leicester took a 1-0 win at Chelsea earlier this season
The Foxes have won one of their last eight against Chelsea in all competitions
Five of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Chelsea are on a four-match winning streak at Leicester in all competitions
Chelsea had an extended shift on Thursday night as they won a penalty shoot out at home against Frankfurt to book a place in the Europa League final. Will pressure is off them for this final weekend of action because they have already booked a top-four finish. So the Blues have a least achieved the ball of reaching the Champions League next season. Chelsea have lost five of their last eight away games in the top flight (W2 D1) and in their last two road game, they managed to take a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United.
Chelsea have won only one away game this season against teams who are currently in the top half of the table (D1 L6). The overall away record of Chelsea this season reads W9 D2 L7 and they have averaged 1.3 goals per away game. In total two-thirds of Chelsea’s away games in the EPL, this season have gone over 2.5 goals. The Blues have earned a clean sheet in 28% of away games this season, but they have failed to earn one in any of their last eight on the road. Of their seven away defeats this season six of them have been by a margin of at least two goals. Chelsea have opened the scoring in exactly half of their away fixtures.
There is not too hard to imagine this game petering out to nothing in the second half. Chelsea are a team who only look as if they can play one good half of game per match. Leicester are busy enough and composed and organised enough to claim a point in their final home game of the season. Draw
10th May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Chelsea have two games to go to get themselves a top-four finish. Realistically become of goal difference, a win on Sunday will get them that result. So will the Blues be able to make the most of home advantage? They are taking on a Watford side who need a win to be in a chance of a top seven finish. Read our Chelsea v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 2nd, 2019 at 7:34 p.m.)
The Blues are winless in their last three league games, having taken back to back draws against Burnley and Man Utd in their last two. The Blues have taken a W11 D6 L1 record on home soil this season and they are on a good eight-match undefeated streak of league form there at the moment. They have produced a goal in each of their last seven at home, getting at least two in each of their last three. At home this season against teams in the top half of the table, Chelsea are only W3 D4 L1 so it hasn’t been the greatest of returns from them.
Chelsea have averaged two goals per home game this season, despite looking far from being a dynamic team. Less than half of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. The Blues have taken a clean sheet in 50% of home games and have two clean sheets in their last three at home. While this is an important home game for them, they did have extra work in midweek in the Europa League, which could work against them. There’s still work for them to do inside of the top four. Of their home wins this season, nine of them have been by a margin of at least two goals.
Chelsea took a 2-1 win at Watford earlier this season
Watford have won one of their last fifteen against the Blues in all competitions
Each of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Chelsea are W4 D1 in their previous EPL home games against the Hornets
The Hornets took a surprise 2-1 home defeat against Wolves last weekend. They have taken just the three wins in their last nine league games, home and away. Out on the road, they have lost three of their last four. They did claim a win in their last road game which was out at Huddersfield. Overall this season the Hornets have taken a W6 D5 L7 record away from home. They have scored at an average of 1.4 goals per away game, but have conceded at an average of 1.5. Their away form against teams in the top half of the table this season isn’t great.
Watford a W1 D1 L6 away at teams in the top half of the table. So that’s been a clear problem for them. Watford have not earned a clean sheet in any of their last ten games in the top flight, home and away. The Hornets have not taken one in any of their last five on their travels and each of their last five away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Watford have hit the back of the net in each of their last three on their travels through.
This is probably going to be tight game at the Bridge, especially with Chelsea coming off the back of Europa League action on Thursday night. However, the away form of Watford isn’t there. Home win.
2nd May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is a crucial battle in the race for a top-four finish in the league this season. Chesla hold the aces and they will know that avoiding defeat is going to edge them closer to a top-four finish. But Manchester United are a bit of a wounded beast at the moment. Can they raise their standards to keep themselves in the hunt? Read our Manchester United v Chelsea betting tips for more.
Manchester United 17/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 27th, 2019 at 9:00 p.m.)
The Red Devils have been going through a bit of a rough time of things. They have lost their last two league games, reverses happening against Everton and Manchester City. That is four defeats in their last six games played now (W2) in the top flight. They have failed to score in half of their last six league fixtures. So they are not without their struggles at the moment. However, the loss against Man City in the derby at Old Trafford in midweek snapped a fourteen match undefeated streak of form that they had been on home soil in the top flight. They were on a three-match winning streak at Old Trafford before their clash with the Citizens.
Manchester United’s overall home form this season reads W10 D5 L2 and they have scored 32 home goals at an average of 1.9 per game. They have struggled in defence and even keeper David de Gea has seen his form drop right away. United have taken a clean sheet in just 12% of home fixtures this season, while 75% of league games at Old Trafford have gone over 2.5 goals. Of the home wins that they have recorded, seven of them have been by a one-goal margin. United have no clean sheet in any of their last eight league games, home and away. They have conceded 77% of their home goals after the halftime break.
Manchester United took a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge earlier this season
The Red Devils also beat Chelsea in this season’s FA Cup
Chelsea have won only one of their last four games against United in the EPL
Man Utd are unbeaten in their last five at home against the Blues in the league
The Blues had to settle for a 2-2 home draw against Burnley last weekend, which was a disappointing result for them as they are trying to secure a top-four finish. The Blues haven’t been in great shape on the road in 2019. They have lost five of their last seven road games now (W2). The two wins in that sequence were against Fulham and Cardiff and both of those were 2-1 successes. So it hasn’t even been convincing against the weaker sides. In total Chelsea’s away record this season is W9 D1 L7. Their away record against the other top six sides is played four lost four this term.
Chelsea have taken a clean sheet in 29% of away games this season, but they have conceded in each of their last seven on the road. Of the goals which they have conceded away from the Bridge, 62% of them have been after the half time break. The Blues have opened the scoring in 9 of their 17 away games this season and have been leading at the halftime break in six. The Blues have not been involved in an away draw in fourteen played now. A victory in this game could consolidate their chance at a top-four finish, so it’s a huge game for them. They have the fourth best defensive record in the top flight. Can they keep out United?
Chelsea have been so poor on the road and their defence has been a mess at times. Manchester United may be able to rally themselves in this one and put a victory on the board. It’s likely to be a low scoring game as well. Home win.
27th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Chelsea missed out on important points last weekend in the race for a top-four finish as they suffered a loss at the title-chasing Liverpool. They will be hoping for an easier time of things on home soil against Burnley this weekend. The Clarets though should show up in a bullish mood as they have won each of their last three league games, putting relegation worries behind them. Read our Chelsea v Burnley betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 11:57 p.m.)
Chelsea lost 2-0 last weekend in the Premier League against Liverpool. In midweek they almost blew a 3-0 half-time lead against Slavia Prague in the Europa League, the Blues ending up winning the game 4-3. It has not been the most convincing of seasons from the Blues but they are still in the mix for a top-four finish. Before their defeat at Liverpool Chelsea were on a three-match winning streak in the Premier League. Their home form has been good at Stamford Bridge this season in the top flight as it stands at W11 D5 L1. Chelsea are undefeated in their last seven home games and they are currently on a six-match scoring streak at the bridge.
The Blues have averaged exactly 2 goals per home game this season and they have been tight in defence as well. Chelsea have conceded at 0.6 goals per home game this season and they have collected a clean sheet in four of their last five at home in the top flight. Only 41% of chalices home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals. The Blues in total have taken a clean sheet in 53% of home fixtures. Of their 11 home victories, this season all but two of them have been by a two-goal margin. Chelsea have yet to be losing at the halftime break in a home game this season and they have scored 59% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures.
Chelsea earned a 4-0 away win at Burnley earlier this season
The Blues have won their last two league meetings with the Clarets
Burnley won this corresponding fixture last season 3-2
Both teams have scored in six of their last eight league meetings
Burnley are on a three-match winning streak at the moment after collecting a home win over Cardiff last weekend. They also collected a victory in their last away game which was against Bournemouth but they had lost their previous two on the road against Newcastle and Liverpool. The overall away record of Burnley this season has seen them win just four games (D4 L9). Three of those four away victories this season by the Clarets have been in 2019. Burnley have struggled for clean sheets away from home this season collecting one in 18% of their road fixtures.
Burnley average 1.1 goals per away game this season but they have conceded at an average of 1.9 per road game. So that is really where they have fallen down. In their five away games against the other big six teams in the division this season Burnley are D1 L4. There has been no clean sheet in any of their last five away games but they have scored at least two goals in their last two away fixtures. Of the nine away defeats at Burnley have suffered this season seven of them have been by at least a two goal margin. They have conceded 59% of their away goals in the second period of fixtures. There are only four teams in the division currently with a worse defensive record than that of Burnley’s.
This is no easy game for Chelsea who do still look a bit directionless at the best of times. But they have produced some strong home form recently and they may be able to battle their way past the Clarets. Home win.
19th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Liverpool v Chelsea Premier League Preview, 14th April 4.30pm
A huge game for Liverpool and their title ambitions. On paper, it is really their toughest game of their remaining fixtures now. Can they secure three points at this crucial stage? Chelsea also have a lot to play for as they turn up at Anfield. The Blues are battling hard for a top-four finish and can’t afford to drop points either. Read our Liverpool v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 12th, 2019 at 5:17 p.m.)
Liverpool have had some scrapes in their last few games but they keep returning of the wins. They benefited from mistakes from Fulham and Tottenham to win the recent games against those opponents, and then they had to battle back from falling behind and Southampton in their last fixture. So they have been under pressure but they have so far handled the pressure, winning each of their last four league fixtures. It is a 12 match undefeated streak of form that Liverpool are currently on in the Premier League. They are on a four-match winning streak on home soil.
Liverpool home record in the top flight this season reads W14 D2 from their 16 matches played. The Reds have averaged 2.9 goals per home game. Their defence has also been bang on point with them conceding just 10 goals at home all season for an average of 0.6 per game. That having been said home and away Liverpool have no clean sheet in their last four played. 69% of league games at Anfield this season have made it over 2.5 goals, even with Liverpool claiming a clean sheet in 56% of home fixtures. Liverpool have been winning at the halftime break in 11 of their home games and they are on a 12 match scoring streak on home soil.
Each of the last three league clashes at Anfield have ended 1-1
Chelsea are undefeated in their last eight trips to Anfield in all competitions
There was a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge between them earlier this season
Five of the last seven meetings have gone under 2.5 goals
Chelsea are currently on a three-match winning streak although the level of opposition in streak hasn’t been the highest. The big thing that comes into question for Chelsea is their away form. They have won two of their last three on the road but looking back at their extended form the Blues have lost four of their last six Premier League away games, failing to score in any of those defeats. The two victories which they have taken in that sequence were against Cardiff and Fulham who are both in the bottom three.
Away from home, this season Chelsea are W9 D1 L6 and in that campaign, on the road, they have scored 23 goals which is an average of 1.4 per game. Chelsea have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last six road fixtures which is a huge concern for them heading to Anfield. Chelsea haven’t been involved in an away draw in any of their last 13 played. Chelsea have opened the scoring in nine of their road fixtures this season while six of their nine away successes have been by just the one goal margin only.
Chelsea have a lot to play for and they don’t have a bad record at Anfield either. However, Liverpool have been in tremendous form at home and luck seems to be on their side. They may well find a way to bag a precious three points in this one.
13th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Blues are still in the hunt for a top-four finish, but there is such a tight battle for two spots going on, between themselves Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United. So there’s no margin for error and Chelsea will be looking to strike up their third straight league win. West Ham had a terrible home game last time out, suffering a tame loss against Everton. Read our Chelsea v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 15/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 4th, 2019 at 11:44 p.m.)
The Blues took a midweek 3-0 home win over Brighton to make it back to back league wins. Last weekend they took a 2-1 win out at Cardiff after having fallen behind in the game. That is just two wins in their last four league games though, home and away (D1 L1). The Blues have had a pretty strong season at home though with a W10 D5 L1 record this season. They are undefeated in their last six at Stamford Bridge in league action, with a W4 D2 record from that sequence. Even though they have been defensively fragile this season, their defence has been good at home.
Chelsea have conceded just an average of 0.6 goals per home game this season, earning a clean sheet in 50% of their fixtures. Less than half of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. Chelsea average exactly two goals per home game this season. Only two of their ten home wins have been by a one-goal margin. They have been leading at the halftime break in eight of their home fixtures. The Blues have opened the scoring in 11 of their 16 home games. Only Man City, Liverpool and Arsenal have better league home records than Chelsea this season in the EPL.
There was a 0-0 draw between the two earlier this season
The last two meetings in the EPL have ended in draws
Each of the last three have gone under 2.5 goals
Chelsea are undefeated in twelve EPL home games against the Irons
The Hammers were poor last weekend in a limp home defeat against Everton. West Ham only came up with three shots in the game. That was surprising because they had been in great shape on home soil. Away from home this season the Hammers have only taken the four wins (D3 L8) so they haven’t had the best of times on their travels. They have lost five of their last six away games (D1) so they have to be vulnerable for this London derby fixture. West Ham have scored in just two of their last six on their travels.
The Irons have averaged under a goal per game this season away from home, with just 40% of their road games making it over 2.5 goals. They have conceded at an average of 1.5 goals per road game. They have managed only the two road clean sheets this term. Six of their eight away defeats in the top flight have been by a margin of at least two goals. West Ham have no clean sheet in their last seven away games. Of the goals which they have conceded on their travels, 61% of them have been after the half time break.
The Blues haven’t been spectacular but West Ham were really poor last time out against Everton on home soil. The Irons haven’t had the greatest of away seasons so Chelsea should be able to get the win on the board with a clean sheet.
6th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Chelsea squeaked one out against the relegation-threatened Cardiff on the weekend, landing a controversial three points. The Blues fans were not happy themselves though, calling for the head of boss Maurizio Sarri. Brighton lost at home in an important clash with Southampton, increasing their relegation concerns. Read our Chelsea v Brighton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 31st, 2019 at 4:16 p.m.)
Chelsea looked ponderous and lacking a clinical edge out at Cardiff on Sunday. They were 1-0 down until Cesar Azpilicueta popped up with an 84th-minute equaliser, but he was clearly in an offside position. Ruben Loftus-Cheek went on to head a winner for the Blues in the final minute of the contest. That leaves Chelsea at W3 D1 L1 in their last five league games, home and away, but they look a long way from being a convincing side. Their home form at Stamford Bridge in the top flight is at W9 D5 L1 this season and they do have strong home form there against sides in the bottom half of the table.
Chelsea are W6 D1 in their seven home games against sides currently in the bottom half. The Blues are undefeated in their last five at home (W3 D2) and they have only conceded the two goals in their last five on home soil. Chelsea have only averaged 0.7 goals per game against them this term. Only 40% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals, with the Blues having taken a clean sheet in 47% of home fixtures. Only two of Chelsea’s nine home wins this season have been by a one-goal margin. Chelsea have now scored more goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches than any other side in the top flight.
Chelsea won 2-1 at Brighton in mid-December
The Blues are on a nine-match winning streak against Brighton
The Blues have won all four previous home games against Brighton to nil
Both teams have scored in just one of the last nine meetings
The Seagulls had a big South Coast clash at home against Southampton on the weekend. A win there would really have left a comfortable cushion between themselves and the drop zone. They lost 1-0 against the Saints though, which leaves them only five points clear of relegation trouble. So they have work to do and they have been having a tough time of things on their travels. Brighton’s away record stands at W3 D2 L10. They have lost all six away games played against sides currently in the top half of the table.
Brighton have averaged a goal per game on their travels, but have conceded at an average of 1.8 per game. 60% of their away games have gone over 2.5 with Brighton only taking one away clean sheet all season, which was back in a win over Newcastle last October. None of their ten away losses have been by a margin of more than two goals. The Seagulls are without a clean sheet in any of their last ten on the road. They have also been trailing at the halftime break in 8 of their 15 away fixtures. As a positive though they have scored in each of their last five away from the Amex. Only the current bottom three have a worse away record than Brighton do.
It should be three points going to Chelsea in this one back on home soil. Brighton have been struggling on the road and aren’t likely to get the win. However, with Chelsea remaining unconvincing, a low scoring win to nil for the Blues is a good angle into this game.
1st April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The threat of relegation still hangs over Cardiff. They did give themselves a lifeline last time out though with a victory over Bournemouth. They start the weekend three points from safety. Chelsea once again lacked any clinical finishing as they suffered a loss at Everton in their last league game, harming their chances of a top-four finish. Read our Cardiff v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 25th, 2019 at 7:38 p.m.)
Cardiff got a fantastic win over West Ham the last time out in the league. They needed that too because they had been on a three-match EPL losing streak. That was a home victory they got over West Ham, which leaves them at W2 L2 in their last four at home. At home this season in the league, Cardiff are at W6 D2 L8. In their four home games played against sides currently in the top-six, the Bluebirds have lost each of them. Cardiff have tallied 18 home goals but they have conceded at almost two goals per home game.
The Bluebirds have banked a clean sheet in 31% of their home games, which isn’t all that bad for a newly promoted side at all. Their last two wins on home soil have both been with a clean sheet, both 2-0 wins actually over Bournemouth and West Ham. Those are the only two wins on home soil they have taken in their last seven. 62% of Cardiff’s home games have gone over 2.5 goals. Of the goals which they have scored at home, 61% of them have been after the half time break. Cardiff have only opened the scoring in three home games. Bottom side Huddersfield are the only side to have scored fewer league goals than Cardiff have.
Chelsea earned a 4-1 home win over Cardiff in September
The Blues are on a four-match winning streak against Cardiff
Chelsea have scored at least two goals in each of their last four against Cardiff
Cardiff lost their one previous EPL home game against Chelsea
Chelsea’s poor away form over the second half of the season continued the last time they are out in action. The Blues suffered a 2-0 loss at Everton, despite having totally dominated the first 45 minutes. They badly lacked a finishing touch. Chelsea have returned a very poor W1 L4 record in their last five away games, not scoring a single goal in any of those away defeats. So they may be a little vulnerable in this one. In those four defeats, Chelsea shipped a total of fourteen goals. So their away slump leaves Chelsea at W8 D1 L6 on their travels this season. However, they have won all seven of their away games against teams currently 13th or lower.
Chelsea have returned 21 away goals this season, but have conceded 23. 73% of their road games have made it over 2.5 goals. While Chelsea have taken a clean sheet in a third of their away games, they have gone without one in any of their last five away games. Chelsea have been losing at the half time break in three road fixtures. Chelsea have opened the scoring in 9 of their 15 away games and five of their eight away wins have been by a one-goal margin. Five of their six away defeats have been by a margin of at least two goals.
Chelsea are not exactly trustworthy at the moment on their top-flight travels. But given their only recent away win was at Fulham who are also in the bottom three like Cardiff are, the Blues look the stronger option. Chelsea to win & both teams to score.
29th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton have ended up having a season to forget and they have enjoyed very little cheer as of late with four losses in their last six league games. But then Chelsea will turn up with still a little bit of shaky away form behind them. Read our Everton v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8.10 p.m.)
The Toffees went down 3-2 at Newcastle last weekend in what was another disappointing result for them. That is six defeats in their last eight top-flight games now. Their home record is W6 D4 L5 this season but they have struggled for returns there recently. Everton have lost four of their last six home games (W1 D1). The Toffees have won only one of their last seven on home soil. In their last home game, they dug in to earn a 0-0 draw against Liverpool.
Everton are W2 L5 from seven home games this season against sides currently in the top half of the table. Everton have scored an average of 1.4 goals per home game this season. They have only scored in two of their last five at Goodison Park. They are without a goal in two there. Everton have been level at half time in nine of their fifteen home games.
The last two league meetings have ended in a 0-0 draw
Chelsea are undefeated in six against Everton in all competitions
Both teams have scored in none of the last five league meetings
Everton have won one of their last four at home against Chelsea in the EPL (D1 L2)
The Blues needed a late equaliser from Eden Hazard to collect a point at home against Wolves last weekend. That leaves them unbeaten in three at least in the Premier League. They did pick up three points in their last road game, which was a 2-1 success at Fulham, but the Blues were under pressure in the game. That win at Craven Cottage snapped a three-match losing streak Chelsea were on away from home.
They had failed to score in any of those three defeats as well. Four of the five defeats this season from Chelsea have happened against current top-seven sides. Their overall away record is at W8 D1 L5 for the season. Chelsea have taken a clean sheet in 36% of their away games and they have scored at an average of 1.5 goals per home games. 79% of their top-flight away fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals this season. The Blues are without a clean sheet in their last four away games. Chelsea have opened the scoring in 9 of 14 away games.
The draw hast the most appeal in this one. Everton dug in there against Liverpool in their last home game and they can contain the lesser threat of Chelsea. The Blues are still struggling to find a different level as shown last week against Wolves.
15th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Blues start the weekend in sixth and need to keep some winning momentum going to push for a top-four finish. Chelsea have won their last two League games. They will be looking for some revenge at the Bridge on Sunday against Wolves, who beat them back in December. Read our Chelsea v Wolves betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 8th, 2019 at 3:40 p.m.)
Chelsea have taken back-to-back League wins over Spurs and Fulham. That leaves them with three wins in their last four League outings. They do also have some pretty good home form running on their side at the moment having won each of their last three at Stamford Bridge. Overall this season Chelsea are W9 D4 L1 on home soil in the top flight. The Blues are undefeated in their last four on home turf since a loss against Leicester back on December 22. The Blues have averaged exactly 2 goals per home game this season, while they have conceded just nine goals in their 14 played at the Bridge.
The Blues have earned a clean sheet in 50% of their home League games this season, and less than half of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. Chelsea have conceded just the two goals in their last eight League home games. Home and away they have only managed two clean sheets in their last seven played though. The Blues have not been losing at the halftime break in any home League game this season. They have returned at least two goals in each of their last three at Stamford Bridge. Five of their last seven games (home and away) have ended up going over 2.5 goals. Of their nine home wins this season, five of them have been by a two goal margin. Only the current top two in the League have a better defensive record in the Premier League than Chelsea.
Wolves pulled off a 2-1 home success over Chelsea earlier this season
The Blues had won four in a row over Wolves prior to that
Chelsea have won all four previous EPL home games against Wolves
Both teams have scored in just two of the last nine meetings
It has been a tremendous season for Wolves up in the top flight but they collected a 2-0 win at home of Cardiff last weekend, snapping a three-match winless streak they were on (D2 L1). Wolves have recorded a W5 D4 L5 season on their top-flight travels and from their six away games played against current top half of the table sides, Wolves have lost just one, which was at Manchester City. They have picked up draws at both Arsenal and Manchester United, and collected three points away at Tottenham. That has been a fantastic return.
So they should be a threat in this one. Wolves have scored 15 goals in their 14 away games this season, and only 36% of their away games have managed to go over 2.5 goals. Wolves have struggled for clean sheets away from home having taken just the two. Wolves have not earned a clean sheet away from home in any of their last 10 though. 67% of the away goals that they have scored this season have been produced in the second half of matches. To their a huge credit, Chelsea are only one of four sides in the division to hold a better defensive record than Wolves.
Wolves are likely to put up a decent challenge in this one and it is worth backing both teams to get on the scoresheet, especially with Chelsea having been in Europa League action on Thursday. But still they should produce a home win and therefore Chelsea to win and both teams to score is a good proposition.
9th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting