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Chelsea will head to Midlands on Sunday as they will aim to keep on with their chase of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League when they meet Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Blues have had a couple of rather difficult encounters recently and have played as recently as Thursday night as they hosted Everton at Stamford Bridge. However, playing multiple games across a few days is hardly anything new for Thomas Tuchel’s side and they certainly have the squad in order to complete. So much so that Betway Sportsbook has priced Chelsea as 4/7 heavy favourites to beat Bruno Lage’s team. Nonetheless, it would be an extremely naive thing to think that a win is guaranteed. Wolves have managed to turn things around under their new manager in recent months, as they have tightened up defensively and have become a rather solid outfit. They made life difficult for Manchester City last weekend and lost due to a penalty that could be considered dubious. Nonetheless, with that said, the main problem that the Old Gold are having at the moment is that they have tightened up the back but that seems to have had a negative impact on the attack, with goals becoming rather hard to score. Ahead of their encounter against Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday night, Wolves had only outscored Norwich City in the entire Premier League; something that will need to change if they are to climb back up the table. Chelsea have had no issues throughout the season in scoring goals as they had managed to net 38 prior to their contest with Everton, as only Liverpool and Manchester City has outscored them. On an unrelated note, those two teams required a penalty to beat the Old Gold in their Premier League meetings. The Blues, though, have no real problem keeping the ball out of the back of the net, although they have become rather leaky in recent fixtures. Tuchel’s side only conceded 11 prior to the visit of the Toffees, although they have been conceding multiple goals recently. The last three matches played before Thursday’s encounter saw them concede three against both West Ham United and Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Champions League, whilst their match against Leeds United ended with the hosts conceding a further two. It is hardly a surprise to see that Chelsea are the favourites for this game, although whether it will be a goal-fest is a different story.