Chelsea vs Wrexham Predictions

Chelsea vs Wrexham predictions for this friendly pre-season game that will be played on Thursday morning. Mauricio Pochettino’s Blues era begins with a friendly at the Kenan Memorial Stadium in North Carolina. Read on for all our free betting tips and predictions.

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Chelsea vs Wrexham Predictions




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Battle of Blues and Dragons

Key Stats
– Chelsea managed to score an average of 1 goal per game last season despite finishing in the mid-table.
– Wrexham had a stellar season, winning the National League with an incredible 111 points.
– Raheem Sterling scored 16 goals last season, making him a key player for the upcoming Chelsea season.

When Chelsea, managed by Mauricio Pochettino, take to the pitch against the soon-to-be League Two side, Wrexham, the action unfolds at the Kenan Memorial Stadium in North Carolina this Wednesday evening. This game will mark a symbolic start to Pochettino’s stint at Chelsea as they lock horns with the Hollywood-owned Red Dragons who relished their fairytale journey last season.

Mixed Fortunes and a New Dawn

While Wrexham’s rise made the headlines, a contrasting tale unfolded for Chelsea, with the management under Todd Boehly under scrutiny. The decision to sack Thomas Tuchel and the subsequent appointments of Graham Potter and Frank Lampard failed to steady the ship, plunging Chelsea into a period of instability and underwhelming performance.


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Chelsea, once a powerhouse in the English Premier League, fell into mid-table obscurity under Lampard’s management, their season fraught with more losses than victories. The club’s 12th-place finish was a source of ridicule from rival supporters and dissatisfaction from their own, despite having a team brimming with high-profile and expensive talent.

But as the dust settles on the tumultuous 2022-23 season, the winds of change are sweeping through Stamford Bridge. The appointment of Pochettino, known for his attacking prowess, and a major squad overhaul, has rekindled a glimmer of hope among the Blues faithful. The club’s pre-season games in the United States will provide valuable insights into their rebuilding process.

Dragons on the Rise

In stark contrast to Chelsea’s struggles, Wrexham enjoyed a successful run in the National League under the new ownership of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Their promotion to League Two was sealed after a nail-biting showdown with Notts County, which ended in a 3-2 victory for Wrexham. This triumph, marked by a last-minute penalty save by veteran keeper Ben Foster, saw Wrexham amass an incredible 111 points, confirming their championship status.

Phil Parkinson’s Wrexham team will now return to the Football League after a 15-year absence, eager to prove their worth. Wrexham’s US tour will also see them face Manchester United and second teams of LA Galaxy and Philadelphia Union, alongside their clash with Chelsea.

Prediction 1: Match Outcome – Chelsea to Win

Considering Chelsea’s recent changes and the long list of absences due to injury or potential transfers, it could be easy to overlook the still existing quality and potential of the squad. Despite missing key players like Ziyech, there are also the fresh faces, young and eager to make their mark. Malo Gusto, Nicolas Jackson, and Christopher Nkunku might well make their debut for the Blues, showcasing their abilities to rise to the occasion. The BettingTips4You Expert Rating also confirms that Chelsea’s side is still stronger on paper than the Red Dragons.

While Wrexham’s recent success has been impressive, their competition has been from the National League, a far cry from the Premier League where Chelsea competes. Their victory over Bala Town and admirable performance in the previous season must be acknowledged, but Chelsea’s game intensity, pace, and technique could be overwhelming for the Red Dragons.

A critical factor to note is the venue – Kenan Memorial Stadium, North Carolina. While it is neutral ground, the unfamiliarity of the surroundings and the potential of facing a Premier League giant could weigh heavily on Wrexham’s performance, making Chelsea to win with a goal handicap a very interesting bet here.

Prediction 2: Correct Score – Chelsea 3, Wrexham 1

Given the attacking quality that Chelsea possesses and their obvious defensive advantage, a scoreline of 3-1 in favour of Chelsea seems plausible. Chelsea averaged 1.0 goals per game in the last season, but with Pochettino’s attacking mindset, this could potentially increase. Also, the new arrivals like Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku are expected to add firepower to Chelsea’s attack.

Wrexham, on the other hand, won’t easily back down. They scored five goals against Notts County in a critical match last season and their striker, Paul Mullin, has been in fantastic form, scoring 38 goals in the last season. While Chelsea is expected to control the game, the Red Dragons could capitalise on a lapse or crack in Chelsea’s defence, providing them with a consolation goal.

Prediction 3: Goalscorer – Nicolas Jackson

New signing Nicolas Jackson is predicted to make an immediate impact by scoring in this fixture. The forward has an exciting career ahead and what better way to start than scoring on his debut for Chelsea. Given the absence of regular strikers Jackson is likely to receive ample playing time and will be keen to impress. Furthermore, with Chelsea expected to control the game, there should be several scoring opportunities for the young forward.




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