Last year, Wolves were the surprise Premier League breakout team, rising to seventh in the table and qualifying for a Europa League spot. Chelsea, speaking of the Europa League, won that tournament while earning a Champions League place the old-fashioned way, finishing in third. (But by beating Arsenal in the final, the Blues got to deny their London rivals a spot in Europe’s big dance.)
This season, though, both Chelsea and Wolves find themselves struggling a bit. Chelsea’s playing an exciting group of young players, including American hero Christian Pulisic, but has only won one of its first four matches and leads the bottom half of the table. Wolves are having it even worse: They’d drawn three straight then lost their last time out, leaving them dangerously close to the drop zone. Both teams are hungry for a win.
Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Chelsea vs. Wolves, including what to watch for on the pitch.
Chelsea vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
- When: 10am ET, Saturday, Sept. 14
- Where: Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England
- Streaming: NBC Sports Gold
Chelsea vs. Wolves live stream: How to watch Premier League matches
The match is on NBC Sports Gold; it’s an easy way to get all your Premier League action from a single online streaming service.
- Cost: $39.99 (for Matchday Pass option); $64.99 (for Premier League Pass option)
- NBC Sports Gold TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, iOS and Android device.
If you want access to every Premier League game this season, you’ll want an NBC Sports Gold subscription. At the Matchday Pass tier, for $39.99, you get access to 140 exclusive live matches, with at least four for each of the 20 clubs. The Premier League Pass option gives you an option to replay matches, in case you can’t catch a match live, and offers additional programming, including analysis and highlights. NBC Sports Gold offers additional packages for fans who want to follow rugby action, the PGA tour, Indy Car racing, cycling, and lacrosse.
Chelsea vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers: What to watch for
Chelsea left for the international break on a bit of a downer. After taking a 2-0 lead into halftime against Sheffield United, the Blues gave up a goal right after the restart, then suffered a late Kurt Zouma own goal to settle for a draw. Tammy Abraham, who scored both goals in that match, continues to be a bright spot for them. It also helps that new manager Frank Lampard has more tempered first-year expectations than prior Chelsea managers, who seem to go immediately on the hot seat when reality runs counter to aspirations.
Wolves lost 3-2 to Everton in the team’s most recent Premier League outing. Though at least it wasn’t a draw, which they’d done in their first three matches, it was particularly heartbreaking, as they had worked their way back to a draw with a 75th-minute Raul goal only to give up the Richarlison winner five minutes later. Wolves are better than their 17th-place standing indicates, but they’ll need to get results if they want to at least return to Europa League next season.
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