Chelsea welcome Wolves to Stamford Bridge on Sunday in the final game of the EPL season with both teams looking to secure their respective European football ambitions for the season from this game.
Frank Lampard has exceeded all expectations in his first season at Chelsea but he will be looking to secure a top-four Champions finish to finish the job.
After outclassing Man United in the FA Cup, Chelsea were hoping to get at least a point at Liverpool which would all have secured their top-four slot, but they lost an 8-goal thriller 5-3 to champions, Liverpool.
Chelsea only need a point once again but it won’t be a walk in the park against a Wolves team that has shown they are more than capable of playing against the big boys having beaten Man City home and away this season.
Wolves are having yet another glorious season. They are sitting in the 6th and final Europa slot on 59 points, just one point clear of Tottenham who have a London derby against Palace hoping to steal that slot should Wolves slip up on the final day.
A 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Monday night ensured they maintained their slim advantage over Tottenham by the skins of their teeth. They need to win to guarantee themselves participation in Europe’s second-tier competition, which they are still in contention for and which they have performed exceptionally well this season.
Tough ask but if there is a team that is capable of pulling an upset of the final day drama, it has to be Wolves.
Chelsea’s 5-3 loss at Liverpool in midweek meant they have now conceded 54 goals this season. It’s amazing to note that while Chelsea are chasing a top-four slot, the only teams that have conceded more goals than them are in the bottom half of the table. What has kept them at the top is their incredible attack. Lampard has an embarrassing wealth of talent to choose from. Only Man City and Liverpool have scored more than them this term. With both teams needing points from this game, we expect them to both have a go at it and we fancy both teams to score @ 1.78 with Betway as our first betting prediction for this game.
The first goal of this game will significantly determine the trajectory it will follow. If Wolves score first, they may resort to sitting deep and hitting Chelsea on the counter. If Chelsea score first, Wolves will have no choice but to come out of their shell and attack. The constant in both scenarios is Chelsea’s attack. That is in their DNA. They will always try to push the ball forward. Although they only need a draw, they will not sit back and play for a draw. The game has goals written all over it in both scenarios. Over 2.5 goals have come through in five of Chelsea’s last 6 games. Betway betting app have this option priced @ 1.85 and we feel there is great value in backing it as our final betting tip for this encounter.
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