Wolves vs. Chelsea: FA Cup Fifth Round – Match Preview

The Premier League leaders Chelsea travel to Wolves in Saturday’s evening FA Cup fixture.

Wolves have struggled since eliminating Liverpool in the last round and were beaten by Wigan Athletic on Tuesday evening.

Paul Lambert’s men have already won away at two Premier League sides, beating Stoke before the famous win at Anfield in the Fourth Round.

Chelsea were too strong for Championship side Brentford in the previous round, winning 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.

They were surprisingly held in the league last time out though, as they drew 1-1 away at Burnley.

Form in all comps: Wolves W2 D0 L3; Chelsea W3 D2 L0
2016/17 top scorers
Wolves – Helder Costa 10 goals
Chelsea – Diego Costa 15 goals

Match history
Chelsea put six past Wolves the last time the two sides met back in the 2012 EFL Cup.

Wolves have a poor record against Chelsea, although did beat the Blues at home back in 2011.

Last five meetings (Premier League unless stated)
Chelsea 6 Wolves 0 (EFL Cup) – 25/09/12
Wolves 1 Chelsea 2 – 02/01/12
Chelsea 3 Wolves 0 – 26/11/11
Wolves 1 Chelsea 0 – 05/01/11
Chelsea 2 Wolves 0 – 23/10/10

Draw HT / Chelsea FT – 16/5 with Paddy Power

Team news
Wolves are likely to name a similar side to the one that beat Liverpool in the previous round.

Carl Ikeme will return in goal, after returning from suspension that saw him miss out at Anfield.

John Terry will start for Chelsea if he is deemed fit enough to be involved after injury meant he wasn’t on the bench against Burnley.

Antonio Conte will rotate the squad and the likes of Kurt Zouma, Asmir Begovic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are expected to start.

Expected starting XI’s
Wolves (4-2-3-1): Ikeme; Coady, Stearman, Hause, Doherty; Saville, Saiss; Costa, Edwards, Weimann; Dicko
Chelsea (3-4-3): Begovic; Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Moses, Fabregas, Chalobah, Ake; Willian, Batshuayi, Loftus-Cheek

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (2/5 with Coral)

Correct Score: 0-2 (13/2 with Paddy Power)

Anytime Goalscorer: Cesc Fabregas (7/2 with 888 Sport)

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