Chelsea will look to put a terrible run of form in the Premier League behind them when the play hosts to Wolves on Saturday as Skybet announce a UK free bets offer on weekend football.
The Blues have suffered three defeats on the domestic front, coming undone to local rivals QPR as well as back to back losses at Stamford Bridge for the first time since Roman Abramovich bought the club back in 2003 against Arsenal and Liverpool to leave them 12 points behind league leaders Manchester City.
That sequence of results has heaped pressure on rookie boss Andre Villas-Boas, and while their European campaign remains on track they will be desperate to make amends in the Premier League and start putting pressure on the teams above them in the league rather than peering over their shoulders.
Wolves meanwhile are still struggling to escape the clutches of the relegation zone as they go through a horrific slump in form that few would have envisaged after their quick start to the new season.
Mick McCarthy’s side have recorded just one win in their last ten games – that win coming courtesy of a 3-1 home triumph over Wigan – and the former Republic of Ireland will be desperate to turn that run around and take advantage of Chelsea’s recent weakness.
Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba will scrap it out for a starting place up front, and with the Ivorian getting the nod in the 2-1 defeat against Liverpool Villas-Boas may be tempted to lean towards him rather than the out of sorts Spaniard.
Michael Essien remains on the sidelines as he continues along the long road to recovery from injury, but aside from that the former Porto boss has a clean bill of health.
Wolves will go into the game without Defender Richard Steadman after he suffered a suspected broken leg in his side’s 2-1 defeat against Everton last weekend.