WOL vs CHE Dream11 Team Prediction: Chelsea travels to the Molineux Stadium to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. Both clubs will look to respond to their respective 1-0 losses over the weekend with a strong performance in midweek. While this is Chelsea’s first loss since September, the loss to Aston Villa was Wolves’ second consecutive loss after a 4-0 thrashing to Liverpool. To make matters worse, Joao Moutinho received his marching orders in the last few minutes against Aston Villa. Wolves are currently 13th in the table but a win can take them potentially to anywhere between 6th and 8th place. Chelsea’s loss has seen them sink to 5th place with Leicester City and Southampton sneaking in ahead in the table and they will be desperate to get back up with Tottenham and Liverpool playing each other this game week. They beat Wolves on the last day of the last season to confirm their spot in the Champions League and this time they will not want to leave it that late.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea, English Premier League fixture
15 December, 11:30 pm (IST)
Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
WOL – LDWLL
CHE – DWWDL
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Chelsea has the upper hand with 3 wins for them, 1 win for Wolves and 1 draw between the 2 sides.
Last meeting: Chelsea 2-0 Wolves (Premier League, 26th July 2020)
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A) Wolves Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Wolves have 2 long-term absentees with Jonny Otto out with a cruciate ligament injury and Raul Jimenez out with a head injury suffered against Arsenal. Joao Moutinho received a red card and will not be involved in the WOL vs CHE Dream11 Prediction.
Doubtful: Nuno Espirito Santo has no doubtful players for this game.
Expected changes: With Moutinho and Jimenez’s absentees, the team for Wolves is very straightforward. The backline continues with Nelson Semedo, Conor Coady, Willy Boly and Fernando Marcal deputising in front of Rui Patricio. Leander Dendoncker and Ruben Neves will form the doubt-pivot in midfield, behind Adama Traore, Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto. Youngster, Fabio Silva, will spearhead the attack in Jimenez’s absence.
Wolves Starting XI (probable):
Rui Patricio (GK)
B) Chelsea Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Callum Hudson-Odoi is still an absentee along with Hakim Ziyech.
Doubtful: Christian Pulisic pulled out of the Everton game with a late injury but has been declared fit by Lampard but may not be risked for this one.
Expected changes: There might be a few changes in the side that faced Everton but it won’t be a surprise to see an unchanged team. Edouard Mendy should continue to start in goal despite an error during the weekend. Reece James put in an excellent performance last time out and will carry on in defence with Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma and Ben Chilwell alongside him. N’Golo Kante will start in defensive midfield with Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount ahead of him. Tammy Abraham will be hoping for a start but Olivier Giroud’s aerial threat will be preferred, playing in between Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.
Chelsea Starting XI (probable):
Edouard Mendy (GK)
WOL vs CHE Today Match Prediction: Bet365 and William Hill are offering identical odds with a Chelsea win placed at 7/10. An upset for the away side is offered at 4/1 which reflects the situation at Wolves. The Blues have also not lost to Wolves in their last 3 meetings. Chelsea is the superior side in terms of players’ fitness, current form and statistics with an average of 1.33 goals in response to Wolves’ 0.67 goals per game. Despite the advantage, underestimating Nuno’s side could prove very dangerous which will make the WOLvs CHE Today Match Prediction a tricky one for Chelsea.
WOL vs CHE Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks, Fantasy Football Tips
Captain Options –
Daniel Podence – Podence has been influential for Wolves with 13 goal-scoring chances created and 10 shots on target. He has also successfully completed 19 dribbles, which happens to be 61% of attempted dribbles. It was his goal against Arsenal that clinched the win.
Pedro Neto – Neto has scored 2 of Wolves’ last 3 goals in the Premier League and has created a massive 24 goal-scoring chances. He has also completed 20 successful dribbles and whipped in 19 accurate crosses. He also provides cover to the left-back with 4 clearances and 19 interceptions.
Adama Traore – Adama Traore is yet to get off the mark in terms of goals and assists but he is the catalyst in attack for Wolves with a very impressive 42 successful dribbles and 7 accurate crosses. His speed and dribbling prowess will be a constant threat to the Chelsea defence.
Timo Werner – 11 goals and 5 assists for club and country see this turning out to be a lucrative season for the German. He has created 14 goal-scoring chances in the Premier League and with a pass accuracy of 80% and 14 successful dribbles.
Mason Mount – Mount was one of the better players as Chelsea lost to Everton. He has created 24 goal-scoring opportunities in the Premier League with 15 successful dribbles. The English youngster has also put in 14 accurate crosses and has a pass accuracy of 86%.
Olivier Giroud – In just 365 minutes of football, Olivier Giroud has managed to score 6 goals averaging a goal every 60.8 minutes. He has also scored 2 of those 6 goals with his head and his aerial threat will be one to look out for, for the Wolves defence.
Differential Picks –
Ruben Neves – The Portuguese international has been a great signing for Wolves with 10 goal-scoring chances created so far and a pass accuracy of 85%. Neves has completed 67% of his tackles successfully (12) with 29 clearances and 13 interceptions.
Reece James – Reece James has been excellent on both ends of the pitch with 16 goal-scoring chances and 16 accurate crosses. He has a pass accuracy of 89% and completed 17 successful tackles. Defensively, he also has 34 clearances and 7 interceptions.