Going a whole week without playing a game was probably the best thing that could happen to Chelsea. The team had been battling for meaningful Premier League points or a place in the next round of an important cup competition since the international break at the end of March and were in dire need of a rest. The impending sale of the club to Todd Boehly and his consortium is also great news, as it will finally bring clarity to Thomas Tuchel and the board ahead of a hugely important summer transfer window. These last six days have really been rejuvenating after an extremely difficult period for the Blues.
Hopefully the squad have used their sabbatical to prepare mentally and physically for Saturday’s opponents Wolves. The perennial dark horse has suffered this season after longtime goalkeeper Nuno Espirito Santo left for Tottenham last summer in what proved to be a problematic appointment for manager and club. Still, Chelsea are winless in their last three games against the West Midlands side, with the previous two games ending in terribly boring 0-0 draws. Moreover, last weekend’s performance against Everton should have taught the European champions that no club in England’s top flight can be taken lightly. I’m really struggling to find choices with value here.
Here’s your Chelsea play guide for the Premier League game against Wolves
Anyone who has followed me in recent games will know that I am cold. Like, frozen. It will happen to every player at some point in their career, but it sucks especially when it coincides with your favorite team playing their worst football of the season. The best advice I can give in a difficult time like this, however, is to stay positive. I will turn things around like the Blues will turn things around, and it will all start early on Saturday. The atmosphere at Stamford Bridge had a tangible effect on the home side’s effort, with the club world champions scoring first in four of their previous six matches in west London. I think I have to support this trend to continue, so I’m going to watch Chelsea’s first goal at odds of -295.
My second game is also extremely safe, according to the bookmakers, even though it completely contradicts recent results. There has been a first-half goal in just one of the Blues’ last five games, unsurprisingly the frenetic affair with Arsenal who saw the ball find the back of the net four times in the past. first 45 minutes. Chelsea definitely need to score early, but I’m going to go further and get the upper hand on 0.5 goals in total in the first half at -260. For those feeling confident, the European champions’ first-half total goals odds offer much better value at -160. I don’t hate this bet at all.
Official Odds (via WynnBet from May 6)
Chelsea ML: -280
ML Wolves: +900
To design: +390
More less : 2.5 (-115/-105)
Adaptation is definitely part of the game of chance, so I’m adjusting my strategy considerably for the game against Wolves. I avoid juice plus at all costs and take extreme betting favorites with all three picks. The aforementioned Chelsea to score the first goal (-295) and over 0.5 goals in total in the first half (-260) are two sure plays that I think should strike simultaneously in the first half hour or so. For my final pick, I am strictly following the odds and actively going against my best judgment by taking Chelsea on the funding line at -280. I find it pretty incredible that anyone would favor the Blues in any game, especially so heavily, but our friends at WynnBet seem pretty confident. I hope they know more than me.