Our prediction for this Premier League match:
After surviving Crystal Palace in the local derby, Chelsea will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Wolverhampton on Saturday afternoon. The Blues are eager to rejoin the title race, and, no doubt, Stamford Bridge will be packed when Aubameyang make his full Chelsea debut in front of home fans. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy should recover in time to face the Wolves, as well as N’Golo Kante, who has yet to have minutes in the new EPL campaign.
The visitors, on the other hand, are enjoying a very slow start to the season, with the team dropping to the relegation zone following a 2-0 loss at West Ham. Since Bruno Lage’s troops are not regarded as good travellers, they are unlikely to spoil Chelsea’s party in London. All Raul Jimenez, Sasa Kalajdzic, Hwang Hee-chan, Pedro Neto, and Ruben Neves are injured for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (N Golo Kante):
Born in Paris in 1991, N’Golo Kante spent his early career playing for French minnows Boulogne and Caen, but he didn’t need a lot of time to catch the eye of high-profile clubs. The holding midfielder was on the verge of joining Marseille in the summer of 2015 when Leicester City submitted a £5.6 million for his services and he eventually signed for the King Power Stadium outfit.
Destiny appears to have played a part in the move as Kante would go on to become one of leading Premier League footballers in an unbelievable season that ended with the Foxes winning the Premiership trophy. Having deservedly been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, Kante would also receive the first ever call-up for the national team in March 2016, and he impressed in his first two appearances, scoring a goal in the 4-2 triumph over Russia.
A combative midfielder with an amazing pair of lungs, Kante impressed Premier League fans and pundits alike, and he will probably go down as one of the best holding midfielders to have ever played for an English club.
Highlighted Team (Wolves):
Wolverhampton are a club that was originally known as St. Luke’s FC. The Wolves play in the Championship and they were founded in 1877. Molineux is the home ground of Wolverhampton and the capacity of the stadium is 31,700. Wolverhampton have won four FA Cup trophies (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960), with the team lifting the League Cup trophy in 1974 and 1980.
The colour of the club’s shirts is orange and they wear black shorts. The Wolves wear blue jerseys when playing away from home. Wolverhampton’s main rivals are West Bromwich Albion and they have been facing each other in the Black Country derby since 1888. In their first meeting in the local derby WBA recorded a 1-0 win over Wolves.
Wolverhampton have won three First Division trophies (1953/1954, 1957/1958, 1958/1959) and they have clinched four FA Cup titles as well (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960). The club’s owner is Steve Morgan.