England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 10th March 2019
Kick-off at 14.05 UK/ 15.05 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
If Chelsea harbors any hope of participating in the Champions League next season, this is their opportunity.
Their immediate two rivals, Manchester United and Arsenal are taking on each other, and both hold minimal point difference to the Blues.
Moreover, the team has the home advantage for this tie. If things do go well, Maurizio Sarri might be turning a new page at the Stamford Bridge.
One obstacle for him would be this particular opponent. They have made quite a name for themselves by making the life hard for many a major side.
The fixture will surely be not easy for the hosts, but Wolves’ poor h2h record against Chelsea at this venue, might play a role in the outcome of the game.
Last eleven games saw nine Chelsea wins and two losses.
The last time these two met, Wolves recorded a 2-1 home win.
Chelsea has a 100% winning record at this venue.
The hosts have scored two or more goals in all of their fixtures at the Stamford Bridge.
It’s a virtual final for the Blues. For a team that lifted the league trophy just a season back, qualifying for the Champions League will feel like a minimum requirement. And this game just might be the last chance for them to really take a shot at it. Hoping that United will draw against Arsenal, Chelsea will put all they have on the pitch to record the three points.
The home advantage, as well as the 100% winning record at Stamford Bridge against this opponent, will definitely buoy their hopes for this tie. They have also lost just twice in their last 25 home ties, while Wolves recorded just four wins in their last 12 attempts on the road. Furthermore, Chelsea comes on top of a great win over Tottenham at home, while Wolves lost to the last-placed team in the league, Huddersfield, the last match-day.
Source : leaguelane.com