CHELSEA meet Wolves at Stamford Bridge on the final day of the Premier League season. James Cantrill (@JimmyThePunt) shares his thoughts on the fixture.
Chelsea vs Wolves | Sunday 26th July 2020, 16:00 | Sky Sports
It all comes down to the final day as Chelsea meet Wolves at Stamford Bridge.
Both sides have their European fate in their own hands. A win for the Blues would secure a Champions League place and Wolves are currently in sixth which is enough to ensure that they will be participating in another season of Europa League football.
Fikayo Tomori and Billy Gilmour both miss this game for the hosts with injuries. N'Golo Kante is also a doubt having missed Chelsea's last five games. Christian Pulisic's performance form the bench versus Liverpool was surely good enough to warrant a start, likewise was Tammy Abraham's, who scored.
It remains to be seen if Frank Lampard will revert back to a back four or stick to the three. If he continues with the three, they could line up with; Kepa Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovatic, Alonso; William, Abraham, Puslisic.
As for Wolves, Nuno will have a full strength squad at his disposal. Daniel Podence's impressive performance leaves the Old Gold's gaffer a tough choice to make in terms of who he will start upfront. I suspect he will go with the following; Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny; Traoré, Jímenez, Jota.
Adama Traore: Whoscored MOTM (7/1 Betfair)
WhoScored is a website that offers information and statistics on squads from Europe's top divisions. For each game, they compile data (such as goals scored, assists made, successful passes/dribbles/ tackles completed) and from that give each player involved a numerical rating. The player with the highest rating gets awarded WhoScored's Star Man and Betfair and Paddy Power offer a market on this.
It is worth noting that this is NOT the same as the MOTM markets available on William Hill and Sky Bet as those are awarded by the co-commentator. WhoScored MOTM is awarded to the player with the highest numerical rating which is a consequence to the quality and consistency of their performance, unlike William Hill and Sky Bet's markets which is ultimately down to a matter of opinion.
Adama Traore has the highest average WhoScored rating (7.53) of any player potentially involved for either side. He's also won the most WhoScored MOTM awards in Premier League games of any player on either side (6). Second to him, Willian, Abraham and Pulisic all have won four.
The potential danger with this bet is a player rarely wins it if they are on the losing side
Chelsea vs Wolves – Adama Traore to be WhoScored’s Man of the Match (7/1 Betfair)