Chelsea’s Frustrating Defeat to Wolves: Premier League Match Recap
Chelsea was left frustrated after Wolves secured a 1-0 victory at Molineux on Saturday afternoon. A quiet first half saw little action, but Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes sparked life into the game with a perfectly struck volley that beat Kepa Arrizabalaga. Despite increasing their intensity in the second half, Chelsea failed to trouble the goalkeeper and suffered from a blunt attacking display.
Positives: Kalidou Koulibaly, Enzo Fernandez, and Reece James delivered strong performances, but Chelsea lacked the creativity and drive to break through Wolves’ defense.
Negatives: Chelsea’s build-up play lacked cohesion and struggled to trouble the goalkeeper, resulting in a frustrating loss.
Manager rating out of 10: Frank Lampard’s 4-3-3 system showed potential after the break, with decisive substitutions and improved performance, but there is still work to be done.
Player ratings (1-10; 10 = best): Kalidou Koulibaly (7), Wesley Fofana (6), Reece James (7), Enzo Fernandez (6), Mateo Kovacic (5), Conor Gallagher (5), Raheem Sterling (4), Joao Felix (5), Kai Havertz (4), Kepa Arrizabalaga (6)
Substitutes: Christian Pulisic (6), Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (6), Mykhailo Mudryk (6), Ben Chilwell (6), and Trevoh Chalobah (N/R)
Can Lampard turn things around in his second stint at Stamford Bridge? (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)
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