clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Chelsea, FA Cup: Half-time report

Chelsea lucky to not be behind.

Scoreless at the half between the Championship home side and the visitors from the top of the Premier League.  Wolves started brightly and hit the post through former Chelsea prospect George Saville within the first 10 minutes, but Chelsea have settled in since and have controlled possession.  Unfortunately, we've done very little beyond a few pretty passes (usually from Fàbregas) and a couple half-chances fashioned by Victor Moses.

Meanwhile, it's fairly large clownshoes at the back anytime Wolves have the ball: Begović, Zouma looking shaky and Terry looking slow.  Ake's been alright, but there's only so much he can do to affect the unit as a whole from the left-center position.  Pedro on Hélder Costa is a matchup fraught with danger and while Moses has been a feature going forward, his defending has not been the best, even by his former-winger standards.

On the plus side, the midfield duo have been good enough and if the big names up front do get into the game at some point, we should be alright.  Need more Hazard on the ball, need more Costa, Willian has been helpful in transition but little else beyond that.  He did have our best chance, from a Fàbregas through ball, but the goalkeeper got a hand to the chipped effort.

On a day when only 1-of-4 Premier League teams have won so far (Boro advance but Burnley and Leicester are out and Man City are heading to a replay), the name of the game is survive and advance.


Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the We Ain't Got No History Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Chelsea news from We Ain't Got No History