Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Wolves

The Liverpool FC legend is backing Chelsea FC to beat Wolves on Sunday to keep up their pursuit of a top-four spot

Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri (Photo: The Sport Review)

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Chelsea FC to ease to a 2-0 win against Wolves at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Blues will welcome Wolves to west London in pursuit of a fourth successive win in all competitions after their 3-0 victory over Dynamo Kiev on Thursday.

Chelsea FC have managed to rebuild some confidence over the past couple of weeks despite losing the Carabao Cup final in controversial circumstances.

Maurizio Sarri appeared to be on the brink of the sack a matter of weeks ago but the Chelsea FC boss has restored some feel-good factor with a three-game winning run.

Chelsea FC were 2-0 winners against third-placed Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge before the Blues eased to a 2-1 victory over Fulham in the west London derby last weekend.

Wolves were the second team to beat Sarri’s Chelsea FC earlier this season after the Blues lost 1-0 to the promoted team at the Molineux in early December.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Chelsea FC to secure a straightforward win against Wolves to maintain their top-four challenge.

“Wolves returned to winning ways against Cardiff last week but Chelsea are playing well at the moment,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“The narrative much of the media took in the past few weeks was that Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is losing his job and the Kepa Arrizabalaga incident at Wembley was supposed to be accelerating that process.”

Lawrenson added: “In reality, their past few performances have all been good and, if they play like that again on Sunday, I would expect them to win.

“Wolves have got a good record against the top-six clubs this season, and beat Chelsea at Molineux in December, but I think they will find it a lot harder this time.”

Chelsea FC are in sixth place in the Premier League table and two points adrift of Manchester United, who are currently occupying fourth spot.

The Blues have a game in hand over both Manchester United and Arsenal, which could prove key in the top-four race.

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