Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea: 3 things to look out for at Molineux

With a momentum building triumph in the EFL Cup quarterfinals behind it, Chelsea Football Club travel north to Wolverhampton for a Christmas Eve clash in the Premier League.
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The holiday season is here. We all know what that means---more football. For the first time since 1995 when Manchester United traveled down to Leeds United, there will be a match on Christmas Eve. Due to issues surrounding the broadcast, Chelsea Football Club will be one of those unlucky two clubs, heading on the road the day before Christmas.

Mauricio Pochettino's Chelsea adventure nearly 240 kilometers north for an encounter with a club just three points behind it in the table, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Gary O'Neil's side is coming off an extremely disappointing defeat at the hands of West Ham United last Sunday. One would expect the the outfit from central England to come out of the gate with something to prove considering that recent result. In the confides of Molineux Stadium, the Wanderers have not lost since September 16.

In front of its home fans, Wolves took down defending champions Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur with consecutive goals in stoppage time. You never know what version of the Blues is going to show. Coming off two positive results, the expectation is this team continues to build, using that Newcastle match as a launchpad to continued progression. That is something we'll have to wait and see on. Here are three things to watch out for as the west Londoners seek to move closer to pushing themselves out of 10th position.

3 things to look for as Chelsea head into the first match of this congested festive football period