Chelsea desperately need a win to get their season back on track, and face the perfect opponents this weekend in the shape of Wolves to do just that.
The Blues may have lost their last two at the Bridge, but Mick McCarthy’s men are in total disarray and look ripe to be given a real tonking by Andre Villas-Boas’ side.
Wolves 2-1 defeat against Everton last weekend was their fourth loss in six away games and they have scored less on their travels than either Bolton or Blackburn who currently sit in the bottom three.
They have also won just one of their last 10 Premier League matches and face a Chelsea side who will be desperate to give their under pressure manager a much needed boost and three vital points.
Bookmakers make it a forgone conclusion, with 1.25 about a Blues victory the best price available with Betfred and Paddy Power.
That price looks about right, but surely a better bet is backing Chelsea in the HT/FT market at 1.67 with Paddy Power.
Wolves have only managed to keep one clean sheet in the opening 45 minutes in their last 8 league games, and Chelsea are sure to be quick out of the blocks and piling pressure on the McCarthy’s men.
They also have a whole host of players capable of getting on the score sheet – most notably Drogba, Sturridge and Lampard to name but three.
Droga looked much more like his old sharp, terrorising self when scoring in their midweek Champions League defeat at Bayer Leverkusen and makes plenty of appeal at the 5 on offer with bet365 to score first and fire his side to a comfortable wide margin win.
I am expecting plenty of goals in this encounter – and all of them for Chelsea.
AVB’s men to win 3-0 or 4-0 is my idea of the outcome and split stakes on both score lines should hopefully net some decent profit.
The former can be backed at a top priced 8 with Boylesports and Paddy Power, while the latter is a juicy looking 12 shot with Paddy Power.