Wolves Stun Chelsea 2-1, Seal Their First Win In Seven Premier League Matches

Tanuja Saikhom | 2 months ago

More show stunners are witnessed this midweek as another big name fell upon the minnows in Premier League clashes. Over-confident Chelsea are to blame themselves as they wasted an important game to low-running Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. The Wolves came from behind to earn a 2-1 victory against the power house on Wednesday night.

Chelsea opened the scoring in the 18th minute when Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s strike was deflected off Conor Coady’s head, mesmerizing goalkeeper Rui Patricio in the wee moment.

The men in blue dominated the game, with more than 70% possession and shot on target 17 times. Nevertheless, they couldn’t convert it into a goal as they played a mediocre attacking style.

The crowd on the home ground howled in the 59th minute when Raul Jimenez paced up to a decisive pass from Morgan Gibbs-White and struck a powerful equalizer between the legs of Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Within four minutes, Diogo Jota beautifully netted from the left side off Matt Doherty's low pass across four Chelsea players.

Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo felt that his team deserved the win as they played hard with an encouragement from the home crowd.

“Everybody felt in Molineux that we could do it. Our fans, the way we became so noisy and push the team, and the players the way they run so hard and achieved such a deserved goal,” said the former Portuguese goalkeeper.

The victory at Molineux gave a drastic change for the Wolves as they climbed up to No 12 with 19 points, one point ahead of West Ham. Maurizio Sarri’s side are down to fourth with 31 points, widening the gap between the leader Manchester City by 10 points.