On January 27 at 21:00 Moscow time, Chelsea will play their first match under a new coach – Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard at the helm the day before. The German is unlikely to immediately affect the team’s game, but he can cheer it up.
The Blues need a shake-up: in 10 games the team has 5 defeats and 4 victories, but over obvious outsiders – over West Ham and Fulham in the Premier League and over Luton with Morecam in the FA Cup. In the same series, there was a match against Wolverhampton, which Chelsea lost, leading 1: 0.
The wolves themselves look so-so too. What can I say if the club managed to lose to the distressed West Bromwich, and also Burnley. Chorley and Crystal Palace (two wins in 10 games) were beaten only 1-0.
At Chelsea, only Frank Lampard will miss the match. In addition to the ex-coach, who is looking for a new job, only the participation of midfielder N’Golo Kante is questionable. Wolverhampton have three guaranteed losses: Stamford Bridge will miss defenders Johnny and Fernando Marcal and striker Raul Jimenez, who is currently out of play this season. Not the fact that forward Daniel Podense will take part in the game, who scored one of the goals against Chelsea in the last head-to-head match.
A great option for a bet is “both will score” at 1.91. The defenses of both teams are limping on all legs, and at the same time there is always someone to prove themselves in the attack. Not surprisingly, out of the last five meetings, the opponents have scored four times in both directions.
You can also use the option with bets on corners. Chelsea will play at home, every player wants to prove himself to the maximum, even if the score is large. Accordingly, the “blues” will play attacking until the very end and will definitely pick up the corners – at least two more than the opponent. So handicap on corners -1.5 for guests over 1.67 is a solid choice.
The game will be shown live by « Okko Sport », the game starts at 21:00 (Moscow time). Also look for the game in the Eurosport.ru match center – it can be found here.