Wolves vs Chelsea stat pack for historic Christmas Eve fixture

Chelsea clashed with Newcastle United in a League Cup quarter-final tie on Tuesday. Callum Wilson put the Magpies in front after 16 minutes before Mykhailo Mudryk netted a 92nd-minute equaliser, sending the game to penalties. Chelsea won the shootout 4-2 to book their place in the semi-finals vs Middlesbrough.

The west Londoners now turn their attention back to the Premier League where they face Wolves on Christmas Eve. Back Chelsea to beat Wolves at 19/20 with bet365.

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Wolves vs Chelsea stat pack

Before the game, several interesting statistics surrounding the two clubs have emerged:

  • This is the second-ever Premier League game to be staged on Christmas Eve, after Leeds beat Manchester United 3-1 in 1995. Wolves and Chelsea most recently played on 24 December in 1966; Wolves won 5-3 against Derby, while Chelsea lost 2-1 to Liverpool.
  • Wolves have scored in each of their past 15 Premier League home games. It is their longest scoring streak at Molineux in the top flight since a run of 16 between August and March in 1969-70.
  • Chelsea beat Sheffield United 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last time out - only twice so far in 2023 have they won consecutive Premier League games, doing so in March (v Leeds and Leicester) and October (v Fulham and Burnley).
  • Coming into this round of matches, only Mohamed Salah (8) has scored more Premier League home goals than Wolves’ Hwang Hee-Chan so far this season (6).
  • Cole Palmer has been involved in nine Premier League goals for Chelsea this season (6 goals, 3 assists). Only three players have reached double figures for goal involvements in a single campaign for the Blues while aged 21 or under - Arjen Robben (16 in 2004-05), Christian Pulisic (13 in 2019-20), Mason Mount (12 in 2019-20) and Eden Hazard (10 in 2012-13).
Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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