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Can Chorley Produce FA Cup Upset Against Wolves?

Chorley FC vs Wolverhampton Preview 22/01/2021

20 January 2021 | FA Cup | Preview
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Can Chorley Produce FA Cup Upset Against Wolves?

We have reached the fourth round stage of the FA Cup and on Friday the 22nd of January we have an exciting game to look forward to between Chorley and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The match will be played at the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium, with the National League North Club hoping to upset the team from the Premier League.

Chorley will be fresh for this game having seen their league match against Kettering Town postponed on Tuesday night. Their most recent fixture came on the 16th of January in the National League North as Chorley defeated Farsley Celtic 3-2 at home. That result means they are currently 9th in the National League North on 22 points, the same number as York City who occupy the final playoff position.

Chorley have already played 5 games in the FA Cup this season, 3 of which have come at home. In addition to the excellent victory over Derby County in the third round, Chorley have defeated Wigan Athletic and Peterborough United away from home in the competition.

Trends show Chorley have a great home record in the FA Cup and they are undefeated in their last 7 at the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium. They have scored two or more goals in 6 of those 7 FA Cup games. Chorley have also managed to keep a clean sheet in 3 of their last 4 home FA Cup matches but not one of those ties was against a Premier League club.

Wolverhampton Wanderers make the trip north having suffered a disappointing 3-2 defeat at home in the Premier League against West Bromwich Albion. Having fallen a goal behind early in the game, Wolves scored two goals before half time to lead 2-1 at the interval. However, poor defending in the second half allowed the visitors back into the match and WBA scored the winning goal from the penalty spot.

That result means Wolverhampton Wanderers have won only one of their last 7 matches in all competitions. The victory came in the third round of the FA Cup at home against Crystal Palace, with Adama Traoré scoring the only goal of the game.

Wolves do not have a good recent record in the FA Cup and they have won only one of their last 4 ties in the competition. Trends show they have picked up just a single victory in their last 5 away FA Cup matches.

Team news and Chorley will be relying on Connor Hall to score goals in this game. The striker is their top goal scorer and he found the back of the net in the previous round.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are without Daniel Podence, Fernando Marcal, Raul Jimenez, and Jonny. Patrick Cutrone could feature in attack having been recalled from his loan in Italy.

It would be a major upset if Chorley were to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers in this game and it could be an extremely tight match. However, with their quality, we expect to see Wolves ride out the storm and progress to the fifth round but not without a scare.

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