Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Wolves v Chelsea FC

BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson is confident Chelsea FC will edge past Wolves at Molineux on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Frank Lampard
Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard (Photo: BT Sport)

Mark Lawrenson is backing Chelsea FC to secure a big win on the road at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues have made a mixed start to life in the Premier League under their club-record goal-scorer Frank Lampard.

Chelsea FC started life under Lampard with a humiliating 4-0 thrashing at the hands of bitter rivals Manchester United.

The Blues recorded their first Premier League win of the 2019-20 season in a 3-2 thriller over promoted side Norwich City.

However, Chelsea FC are still waiting to secure their first home win of the new Premier League season following stalemates with Leicester City and Sheffield United.

Wolves, meanwhile, have been surprisingly poor at the start of the season, drawing three games and losing once.

However, the FA Cup runners-up did earn a point in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United last month.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Chelsea FC to secure a 2-1 win against Wolves at Molineux Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

“Chelsea have played well in parts of all their games so far, but they have been ordinary for parts of all of them too,” Lampard told BBC Sport.

“There is nothing wrong with the Blues’ attacking play under Frank Lampard, but they have some improving to do at the back.

“They make too many mistakes and are probably too easy to get at when they haven’t got the ball, so it is imperative that they make more use of N’Golo Kante as a shield in front of their defence.

“I am confident Lampard will get it right though. This is a tricky one for Chelsea, because I really rate Wolves and the way they play, but I just have a feeling the Blues will edge it.”

Chelsea FC turned to Lampard after Maurizio Sarri opted to call time on his reign and take over Serie A champions Juventus in the summer.

The Blues haven’t won the Premier League title since Antonio Conte’s first season in charge of the west London side back in the 2016-17 campaign.

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