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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Chelsea, Premier League: Post-match reaction

Chelsea made to pay for not putting the game away, part 23957

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea FC - Premier League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Chelsea controlled and dominated proceedings for the first hour, creating multiple chances and dealing with Wolves’ counters fairly well, but were never able to add Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s somewhat fortunate opener.

And then a moment of quality from Raul Jimenez got Wolves level, before a moment of silliness got them into the lead. Willian may or may not have been fouled — Wolves certainly got away with plenty — but Chelsea switched off and Wolves didn’t and Diogo Jota was left with a simple tap-in from a Moutinho cross.

Chelsea huffed and puffed to get back into it, but never really looked like doing so. Wolves did an excellent job hassling and harrying and Chelsea couldn’t establish any sort of flow.


  • Five changes for Sarri, as Loftus-Cheek, Christensen, Fabregas all get their first Premier League start.
  • Back-to-back away defeats for Chelsea
  • Wolves finishing the match with 11 men did not look like a good bet, but here we are.
  • On another day, Morata either finishes his tap-in or gets the penalty call. Today, he got neither.
  • Spurs and Liverpool both win. Arsenal currently drawing. Chelsea drop to 4th, level on points with Arsenal but ahead on goal difference.
  • Next up: Manchester City at home.
  • Carefree.


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