Long story short, the whole thing began with Olivier Giroud’s opening goal in the first half of the game. Soon after, Daniel Podence landed an equaliser. Although it looked like Chelsea had it pocketed, Wolves have earned themselves a well-deserved victory thanks to Pedro Neto’s injury-time shot in stoppage-time. Well done Wolverhampton Wanderers FC!
Lampard blames the loss on some of the team members’ alleged complacency
So what does this mean for Chelsea? For the first time in a period spanning more than one year, they have lost two Premier League matches in a row. This is, for the lack of a better expression, not the time to celebrate if you’re rooting for Chelsea. Even so, Lampard didn’t take the first loss to heart, claiming that it felt within the expectations. He does, however, believe the latest results are due to some of the team members becoming somewhat complacent due to a prior 14-match victory streak. In fact, he was quite vocal about it, suggesting that the offending players ought to give it a thorough thought.
A newly-lit fire burns in the souls of the Wolves
Looking at an impending transition, Wolves got the moral boost they needed to keep the fighting spirit alive. After all, the Premier League has no room for the weak – everyone needs to earn their rightful place. The loss of Jimenez makes a tough situation even more complicated, so every glimmer of hope more than helps. And the way Neto landed the winning shot is what many would call faith regained.
What’s going on with Timo Werner?
Chelsea’s Timo Werner has been criticised for displaying a flakey performance ever since coming on board. In the recent game, this came to the forefront when he didn’t do a good job at showing decisiveness when it was much needed from 12 yards. After about 30 minutes, Pulisic came in, hoping he would help tip the scales for the team. But even so, Chelsea’s fluency was a bit lacking, and a lion’s share of scoring opportunities came from the corner.
Mendy kicked back to relax in the first half
Wolverhampton did little to give Mendy a hard time, at least in the first half. The only exception is when Neto fired a powerful shot from 20 yards thanks to Silva and Podence’s contribution. After the break, they were walking on eggshells, right until the point of smelling weakness that was coming from the opposing side. In the later stages of the game, Neto took it to their turf and was challenged no other than James himself. But Stuart Attwell, the referee, judged that no contact was made.
A counter-attack in the dying seconds
Everyone will remember the fateful seconds of the game marked by Neto’s glorious counter-attack. He took the pedal to the metal and dived right into the heat of the action thanks to a pass by Vitinha. Going with the flow, he blasted past Zouma to land the game-defining victory shot from the corner. And that pretty much concluded it. Congratulations once again!
The statistics summary
In terms of possession, Chelsea had control of the ball 55% of the time with 45% of the time going to Wolves. Goal attempts were almost equally distributed and so did the fouls (with 12 going to Wolverhampton and 11 to Chelsea).
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