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Beginning a new run? - Wolves vs Chelsea - the stats

The West Midlands hosts Frank Lampard's side this midweek and as the game approaches, this is where to visit for all the statistics ahead of the game...


Wolves vs Chelsea head to head

Chelsea lock horns with Wolves for the seventh occasion in the Premier League era. The Blues have won four of the six so far with Wolves winning the other two.

We have not drawn at Molineux in the league since a 1-1 draw in May 1977 in a game that secured our promotion to Division One. Tommy Langley and John Richards scored the goals.

Chelsea achieved the double over Wolves last term having not managed to win either league game the season before.

The Blues have only failed to score in one of our last 17 top-flight meetings with Wolves - a 0-1 defeat at Molineux in January 2011.

The last seven Premier League goals to be scored at Molineux by Chelsea players have been by Englishmen (Frank Lampard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham (three) and Mason Mount).

 

Biggest league win for each team

Wolves 8-1 Chelsea - 26/09/1953
Wolves 0-5 Chelsea - 20/09/2003

Last season’s corresponding match

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 2 CHELSEA 5
Premier League, Molineux, 14.09.19, 3pm

Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-5-2): Patricio; Vallejo, Coady (c), Saiss; Traore (Doherty 56), Dendoncker (Cutrone h/t), Neves, Moutinho, Jonny; Jimenez (Gibbs-White 70), Jota
Unused sub
s Ruddy, Neto, Vinagre, Kilman
Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo
Booked Saiss 79
Scorers Abraham own-goal 69, Cutrone 85

Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Arrizabalaga; Rudiger (Zouma h/t), Christensen, Tomori; Azpilicueta (c), Jorginho, Kovacic (Barkley 70), Alonso; Willian, Mount; Abraham (Batshuayi 77)
Unused subs Caballero, Pedro, Giroud, Pulisic
Head coach Frank Lampard
Booked Abraham 62, Christensen 64
Scorers Tomori 31, Abraham 34, 41, 55, Mount 90+6

Referee Graham Scott
Attendance 31,534
 

Our defeat at Everton ended our 17-game unbeaten run in all competitions since our defeat to Liverpool on 20 September.

Chelsea conceded our first penalty of the season at Goodison Park and the first since our away Champions League game at Bayern Munich in August.

The last penalty we conceded in the Premier League was over a year ago in November 2019 in our 2-1 win at Watford.

Chelsea are looking to avoid back-to-back Premier League defeats for the first time in a year.

Frank Lampard’s side have yet to lose in a game in which they have led this season.
 

Premier League scorers

Werner 4, Zouma 4, Abraham 3, Jorginho 3 (3 pens), Chilwell 2, Giroud 1, Havertz 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, James 1, Mount 1, Pulisic 1, Thiago Silva 1, Ziyech 1, own-goals 1


Milestones

Kepa Arrizabalaga's next game will be his 100th Chelsea appearance in all competitions.

Against Everton, Frank Lampard took charge of his 50th Chelsea Premier League game and Mateo Kovacic made his 50th start in the Premier League.
 

Wolves stats

Last season

Premier League - seventh
FA Cup - third round
Carabao Cup - fourth round
Europa League - quarter-finals
Top scorer all competitions: Raul Jimenez 27

This season’s Premier League stats
Most appearances: Neves 12, Neto 12, Patricio 12, Traore 12
Most goals: Jimenez 4, Neto 3, Podence 2
Most assists: Podence 2, Neto 2, Kilman 1
Most clean sheets: Rui Patricio 4


Wolves are 13th with 17 points from 12 games, six points off the top four.

No side has conceded fewer Premier League goals at home this season than Wolves (six).

They have kept eight clean sheets in their past 13 Premier League games at Molineux.

Nuno Espirito Santo has lost just three of his 17 home Premier League meetings with English managers (nine wins, five draws). His defeat to Dean Smith on Saturday was his first against an English coach since a 2-5 loss against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea last season.

Wolves are hoping to avoid a third successive league defeat for the first time since November 2018.

Wolves lost at home last weekend for the first time since their first home game, against Man City. They have won eight points from their six home games so far:

In Wolves game against Villa on Saturday there were 38 fouls (23 Wolves, 15 Aston Villa), the most of any top-flight game this season. Referee Mike Dean showed two red cards, both for two bookable offences, plus seven other yellow cards.

In the same game, at 18 years and 146 days old, Fabio Silva was the second youngest player to ever start a Premier League game for Wolves after Anthony Forde against Arsenal in December 2011 (18 years 41 days).

Wolves have kept two clean sheets in their last 44 Premier League games against ‘big six’ teams.
 

Premier League scorers

Jimenez 4, Neto 3, Podence 2, Ait-Nouri 1, Saiss 1
 

Nuno Espirito Santo’s managerial record against Chelsea

Won: 1
Drawn: 1
Lost: 2


Wolves’ last Premier League game

Saturday 12 December
Wolves 0 Aston Villa 1
Team 4-2-3-1: Patricio; Semedo, Coady (c), Saiss, Marcal; Dendoncker (Neves 80), Moutinho; Traore, Podence, Neto; Silva
Sent-off: Moutinho 90+5 (two yellow cards)
Booked: Traore, Dendoncker
 

Who moved to Wolves in the summer?

Rayan Ait-Nouri from Angers, loan
Ki-Jana Hoever - Liverpool
Marcal - Lyon
Matija Sarkic - Aston Villa
Nelson Semedo - Barcelona
Fabio Silva - Porto
Vitinha - Porto, loan

Discipline

Wolves' Joao Moutinho is suspended

In the Premier League, five yellow cards received before 19 league fixtures have been played will result in a one-match suspension in the competition.

Premier League bookings list
Wolves: Neves 3, Traore 3, Coady 2, Dendoncker 2, Moutinho 2, Boly 1, Kilman 1, Marcal 1, Silva 1
Chelsea: James 3, Kante 2, Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, Chilwell 1, Christensen 1, Havertz 1, Mount 1, Thiago Silva 1, Ziyech 1, Zouma 1 

 

Referee and VAR

Referee: Stuart Attwell
VAR: Michael Oliver

Stuart Attwell was the official the last time our sides met at Stamford Bridge on the final day of 2019/20 in July. Attwell takes charge of his first Blues game since then.

 

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