Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Molineux Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Wolverhampton and Chelsea, the two mid-table sides. Chelsea are having a season to forget, and, as a result, manager Graham Potter got fired. Interim boss Bruno Saltor and his men aim to return to winning ways as soon as possible, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Wolves. Fit-again forward Raheem Sterling is pushing for a start after coming as a substitute in a goalless draw with Liverpool, while all Armando Broja, Thiago Silva, and Cesar Azpilicueta remain in the recovery room.
The Wolves, on the other hand, collected only one point in total from the last three league matches, with the team remaining in the danger zone. Wolverhampton, though, are tough to beat at home, and we are positive that they will hold out-of-sorts Blues to a draw. As for the home team, all Kalajdzic, Chiquinho, Neves, and Hwang miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Raul Jimenez):
Argentine forward Raul Jimenez began his career within the youth ranks of Club America, a club he went on to play 102 matches in all competitions and score 39 goals for before his 2014 move to Atletico Madrid. Despite signing a six-year deal with La Liga outfit in a reported transfer fee worth €11 million, Raul Jimenez never really managed to get his foot on the ground with the Colchineros.
After only 21 games and one goal for Atletico Madrid, the Mexico international moved to Portugal after his collapsed loan move to West Ham. Raul Jimenez missed the flight to London after reportedly oversleeping, but various reports suggest that he was advised by his agent Jorge Mendes to choose Benfica instead.
Portuguese giants initially acquired 50% of the player’s economic rights, while the remaining share of Jimenez’s contract was purchased in the summer of 2016 for a fee believed to be around €12 million. During his maiden season with the Eagles Mexico international played 28 Primeira Liga games, contributing with five goals during the process.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game.
Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash.
After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.