Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Chelsea FC certainly have cemented their top four contender bonafides this season, but it remains to be seen if they’ll stay in league title contention this term. It’s the first season under new manager Maurizio Sarri, and thus expectations weren’t that sky high coming into the campaign.

Thus far, Sarri has turned in a manager of the year level performance as he has Chelsea far exceeding preseason expectations. Currently sitting third, the Blues are seven points adrift the top of the table, but they’ll face a side in Wolverhampton Wanderers who haven’t won a league game in almost two months. Thus, anything short of all three points in the midweek road clash would be a major disappointment for the Blues.

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Let’s take a look who Sarri could select in his first team on Wednesday night.

The Bank Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Fulham FC (4-3-3)

Forwards:   Eden Hazard,  Olivier Giroud,  Willian

Midfielders:   Ross Barkley, JorginhoN’Golo Kante

Defenders:   Marcos Alonso,  David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta

Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga

 

Chelsea FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers FYIs

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Kick-off: 745 pm (BST), Wednesday December 5th, Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton

Google Win Probability: Chelsea FC 54%, Draw 26%, Wolves 20%

Odds via Odds Shark: Chelsea FC 4/5, Draw 15/5, Wolverhampton 15/4

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Prediction: Chelsea FC 3, Wolverhampton 1

Feel free to post your own Chelsea and/or Wolverhampton starting XI predictions, as well as your best guess as to what the final score will be. Enjoy the match everybody!

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation. 

He also contributes sociopolitical essays to Lineups.com and Chicago NowFollow him on Twitter and Instagram. The content of his cat’s Instagram account is unquestionably superior to his.

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