Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Wanderers FC EPL Game Picks 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Molineux Stadium is the venue where Raúl Jiménez and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (0-3-1, 17th in the English Premier League) will play Chelsea (1-2-1, 11th in the English Premier League) on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers are Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea and Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. The Pensioners are at at +152 while the Wolverhampton Wanderers are at +202. The total has been set at 2.25.
Chelsea comes into this matchup with a record of 1 victory, 2 draws, and 1 defeat putting them at 11th in the English Premier League. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 6 goals which has them sitting at 6th in the league. Their goal differential is -3, putting them at 18th in the league. In discussing shots on target, they currently have a total of 25 which has them sitting at 2nd in the league. As a unit, Chelsea currently has a total of 37 fouls which means they have an average of 9.25 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 5 points for 2019 and they are averaging an attendance of 40,595.
Olivier Giroud is one of the best players for the Blues. The forward from France has appeared in 334 games in the time he's played professional soccer and has played a total of 22,254 mins. Over the course of that time, the 32-year-old has netted 132 goals and has assisted on 47 goals. He's earned a career average of 66.6 minutes per game. Giroud has been a starter in 239 games and has racked up 352 fouls over the course of that time. In terms of shots on target, Giroud has connected on 396 which has him ranked 5th out of all players still active and 5th among forwards. Willian is another player to keep an eye on for the team from Chelsea. The 30-year-old from Brazil has racked up 49 goals in his professional soccer career which puts him at 54th when compared to all players still active in the EPL. He has played 23,284 mins in his professional soccer career which puts him at 25th among active midfielders and is averaging 66.1 mins per appearance which puts him at 214th in the EPL. In his professional soccer career, he has earned 218 shots on target which puts him at 14th among active midfielders.
Looking after the goal for the Blues is Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain. He is 24 years old and has totaled 13,535 minutes defending the goal for his career. Arrizabalaga has conceded an average of 1.18 goals per 90 minutes in his career which places him at 10th among active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he has allowed 178 goals. He has a career save % of .712 which places him at 14th among active professional goalies.
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 0 victories, 3 draws, and 1 loss. Regarding goal differential, they are currently sitting 12th in the EPL with -1. They have earned a total of 4 goals for the season. Wolverhampton Wanderers FC has a team save percentage of .615 which currently has them sitting 17th in the EPL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have an average crowd of 30,918 ranking them 13th in the EPL.
One of the guys to keep an eye on for the Wolves is Raúl Jiménez. The 28 year-old has put 63 balls into the net over the course of his pro soccer career. He is sitting at 32nd among active forwards in assists with 25 and has totaled 185 shots on target. He has played a total of 12,427 minutes and holds an average of 57.0 mins per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad Diogo Jota. The midfielder from Portugal has scored 48 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which ranks him 17th among active midfielders. He also has totaled 209 fouls.
In goal for the Wolves is Rui Patricio who has played well in his career by allowing only 0.90 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 4th in the Premier League. In the 33,055 mins he has been on the field in his career, he has surrendered 330 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .746 which has him ranked 4th out of active goalies in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (+202)
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