Chelsea will look to keep up with the top two in the Premier League with a win against Wolves on Sunday afternoon.


Wolves ended a four-game winless run in the Premier League with a narrow 1-0 over Brighton midweek. Wolves kept their sixth clean sheet of the campaign and extending a run of conceding just twice in six outings. Bruno Lage’s side will continue to come in for criticism as they average less than a goal per game this season, their return of 13 strikes the second lowest in the division. Seven wins have come from their last 14 in the top flight, the fifth-best return since September 11. Wolves sit in the eight in the premier league standings – five points off European places. Wolves are expected to be without Rayan Ait-Nouri and Hwang Hee-chan after the duo sustained injuries at Brighton.


Despite a fine start to the 2021-22 Premier League season, a disappointing run of form has seen Chelsea drop from first to third in the table. The Blues have dropped points in two of their last four games, which includes a defeat against West Ham United. Their last Premier League outing was a frustrating 1-1 draw by a decimated Everton side leaving Tuchel’s side four points adrift of leaders Manchester City. With the Premier League yet to reach the halfway stage, there should be no cause for panic but failure to beat Wolves could leave them as clear outsiders in the title race. Chelsea has gone six matches in all competitions without keeping a clean sheet, conceding 11 goals in the process. Chelsea remain winless in the last two Premier League meetings with Wolves. Amidst an injury crisis in the attacking department, Mason Mount has contributed four goals and two assists during his last four outings in the Premier League. Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku will all miss this fixture due to coronavirus. Ben Chilwell and Matteo Kovacic remain sidelined with injuries.