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Wolves 0-0 Chelsea: Controversial Christmas Eve Premier League clash at Molineux underway

Wolves 0-0 Chelsea: Controversial Christmas Eve Premier League clash at Molineux underway

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Chelsea will hope to build upon their most positive week of the season so far when they make the trip to Wolves on Christmas Eve this afternoon.

The Blues returned to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Sheffield United last weekend before a morale-boosting penalty shootout victory over Newcastle in midweek.

Mauricio Pochettino had been under pressure to reverse the club’s fortunes after just one win in five before beating the Blades.

After two quickfire victories, Chelsea now have cause to feel hopeful of receiving the gift of a top-half position this Christmas.

However, the west London outfit are winless in their last three away Premier League visits to Wolves, having drawn one and lost two.

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  • Match being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League
  • Wolves: Sa, Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Toti, Ait-Nouri, Lemina, Gomes, Sarabia, Hwang, Cunha
  • Subs: Bentley, Doherty, S Bueno, H Bueno, Kalajdzic, Doyle, Barnett, Chirewa, Hesketh
  • Chelsea: Petrovic, Gusto, Disasi, Thiago Silva, Colwill, Ugochukwu, Gallagher, Sterling, Palmer, Jackson, Broja
  • Subs: Bettinelli, Bergstrom, Badiashile, Mudryk, Maatsen , Lavia, Nkunku, Matos, Madueke


  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    45+’ – Two minutes of added time indicated.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea – Chance

    44′ – Hwang goes close!

    Sarabia lifts a lovely ball over the Chelsea defence.

    Hwang is in and looks to bend a shot around Petrovic.

    He beats the goalkeeper, but it’s too high and goes over the bar.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    42′ – Semedo comes down the right and pings a cross into the box.

    Gomes can’t quite reach it.

    It drops for Sarabia, and he fires in a strike that deflects behind for a corner, that looked to be flying into the net.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    40′ – From that corner, Wolves win another through Ait-Nouri.

    Sarabia floats it to the far post and Dawson heads wide, with the goalkeeper nowhere.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    39′ – Wolves come again and Lemina fires in a shot from the edge of the box.

    Hwang tries to control it and run towards goal.

    He’s forced wide, and flicks in a cross that hits a Chelsea player and goes behind for a corner.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    37′ – Good goalkeeping from Petrovic.

    Colwill totally misjudges a long pass and Semedo looks to be in, but the goalkeeper comes miles off his line to smash it away.

  • How didn’t they score?

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    36′ – That was a truly incredibly miss from Sterling.

    And Wolves are now looking to try and take the sting out of it and hold onto the ball for a bit.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea – Chance

    32′ – That has to be 1-0 Chelsea!

    Wolves lose the ball deep in their half and Sterling is on goal.

    He has Jackson and Palmer screaming for it, but he goes alone, takes a bad touch and Sa smothers his effort.

    Terrible football all around, bar Sar’s save.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    30′ – Sarabia steps up and curls his strike towards goal.

    Gallagher flicks it away for a corner that Sarabia will take again.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    29′ – Gallagher now goes into the book for fouling Ait-Nouri on the edge of the box.

    Sarabia has the ball…

  • Getting stuck in

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    28′ – But he doesn’t score this time.

    It’s the same technique with the side foot, but the ball doesn’t come down and flies out for a goal kick.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    27′ – Sterling has this one in his sights

    He scored one from similar range against Newcastle just last month…

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    26′ – Jackson rolls his man in midfield and Sterling is away.

    Lemina dives in and wipes out the winger on the edge of the box.

    Free-kick to come and a yellow card for the midfielder.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    22′ – This has been a very poor start from the hosts.

    They can’t keep the ball and are there for the taking.

    However, Chelsea aren’t really threatening and are yet force Sa into a save.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea – Chance

    20′ – He has to do better with that!

    Chelsea come forward down the right and Sterling bends a magnificent ball into Jackson’s path.

    He has to shoot first time, but elects to bring it down and misses the ball entirely.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    19′ – Phew, no red card after a quick VAR check.

    That would have been a travesty had it been awarded.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    18′ – Oh, a VAR check for a red card!

    Semedo’s second tackle was a bit high on Sterling, but certainly doesn’t warrant a sending off, he barely touched Sterling!

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    17′ – Semedo and Sterling is shaping up to be a great battle.

    Both players are extremely quick and have just flattened each other in quick succession.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    14′ – Ait-Nouri goes down and looks in trouble.

    He’s only just returned from an ankle problem, and that appears to be the issue again.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    13′ – Palmer takes it short to Sterling.

    He takes way too long to deliver, and by the time he does, Sa rises up and takes a clean catch.

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea

    12′ – Sterling has looked lively so far.

    He drives down he left and whips in a low cross that Dawson slams behind for a corner.

  • Toasty

  • Wolves 0-0 Chelsea – Chance

    10′ – Huge opportunity for Broja!

    Gallagher feeds a pass down the right for Gusto.

    He gets into the box and fizzes a cross into the area for Broja, but he hits it all wrong, and the ball flies through to the other side of the box.

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