Ex Premier League star backs Wolves to trouble Chelsea

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It’s just a few games left for the 2019-20 season to be completed, and Chelsea have it tough heading to a top four finish.

The Blues are fourth in the league and 3 points ahead of Manchester United in 5th.

The usual suspects to fight Chelsea in the top four race are Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal.

However, former Manchester United and Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham has revealed that Wolves will be a strong contender in the top four race.

Speaking to The Sun, Higginbotham said: “A the talk is about the race for the Champions League places — but discount Wolves at your peril. If there is one side that could really benefit from playing behind closed doors, it’s them.

“If they have struggled, it’s been at their Molineux home where the onus is on them with their crowd wanting front-foot football. Their seven draws at home are more than anyone. If they were able to play like they tend to on the road, would some of those have turned into victories?

“It’s very hard to set up like that from the off at home against teams below you, as the crowd will demand you go for it. To be able to sit back and play like the away team on the counter you need that first goal, ideally from a quick start. With no supporters, that onus will not be on them in quite the same way.”

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