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Chelsea, Wolves vie for Euro places

Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers meet at Stamford Bridge on the final day of the Premier League season with their European fate in their own hands.

The Blues are in possession of the final Champions League qualifying spot and Wolves are in sixth, which would be enough to seal another season of Europa League football.

Manager, Frank Lampard, will be targeting a victory on home soil to ensure that other factors do not come into play, but his side have lost two of their last three league games.

That is as many defeats as they had suffered in their previous 11 outings, with Chelsea’s poor defensive setup being exposed by Sheffield United and Liverpool in 3-0 and 5-3 losses.

The Blues could actually lose on Sunday and still finish in the top four, meanwhile, with the two sides either side of them facing off at the King Power Stadium at the same time.

Manchester United are above Chelsea on goal difference alone, while Leicester City are a point worse off but have a far superior goal difference.

Wolves will be looking to become the latest side to exploit Chelsea’s backline and they head into the game with a bit of momentum on their side after recovering from a recent blip.

Back-to-back losses to Arsenal and Sheffield effectively killed off Wanderers’ top-four aspirations, but they have since seen off Everton and Crystal Palace, either side of drawing against in-form Burnley.

Like opponents Chelsea, Wolves will have an eye on other results this weekend in their battle to finish above Tottenham Hotspur – one point worse off in seventh – and secure Europa League football.

That will provide Nuno Espirito Santo’s men with a safety net of sorts as they could yet be competing in the Champions League next season should they go all the way in this term’s Europa League.

Source: punchng.com