Match Thread V Chelsea (H, F.A.Cup 5th Round, 18/02/17)
February 18 2017
Well Wolves will be looking to cause one big mighty upset today as they take on Chelsea at home in the Cup. Having knocked out Stoke and Liverpool already will they be able to take a third Premiership scalp.
This is the fourth FA Cup tie between Wolves and Chelsea, the last coming in 1994 when the Blues won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.
The other two fixtures have seen Wolves play at home, losing in 1911 but winning in 1928.
Chelsea have won nine of their last 10 games in all competitions v Wolves (L1), keeping seven clean sheets.
In their most recent meeting, Chelsea won 6-0 in the League Cup in 2012.
Wolves could reach the FA Cup sixth round for the first time since 2002-03, when they were beaten 2-0 at Southampton.
The last time they won a home match against Premier League opposition in the FA Cup was a 3-2 third-round victory over Newcastle in 2002-03.
Wolves have won at Stoke and Liverpool in this year's cup run. Not since winning the trophy in 1960 have they knocked out more top-flight teams (4).
The last lower division team to knock out three Premier League clubs in a single FA Cup campaign was Wigan Athletic in 2013-14, when they lost on penalties in the semi-final.
Wolves have lost their last three league games, and four of the last five.
Barnsley, then of the Championship, were the last team to knock Liverpool and Chelsea out of the FA Cup in a single campaign (in 2007-08).
That was also the last time Chelsea lost an away tie to lower league opposition.
Chelsea have won one of their last four away games in all competitions (D2, L1).
But Antonio Conte's side have failed to score in just one of their last 11 away games in all competitions.
Fair performance, we gave them plenty to think about in the first half, the second was always going to be tougher when they adjusted.
We created a good few half chances and the lack of conversions just goes to highlight our need for a decent striker.
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