Wolves defeat Chelsea 2-1 with a last-minute winner as the Blues suffer back to back defeats in the league.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 15, 2020
Chelsea was the better team in the first half controlling the majority of the possession.
Their biggest chance of the half came in the 19th-minute when Giroud had a free header from Ben Chilwell’s cross on the right from a corner. The Frenchman failed to convert the chance and headed the ball over the bar.
Chelsea did well in limiting Wolves’ chances in the first half with a great first-half performance from Kante and their two centre-backs. Wolves only notable chance in the first half was a Neto volley from far outside the box after a great layoff from Fabio Silva. You would expect Mendy to not be troubled too much by it, as he wasn’t.
Chelsea utilized their left side for a lot of the first half, with Chilwell having the most touches in the first half with 65. Also on the left, the returning Christian Pulisic continued to cause problems for Semedo. Chelsea’s player of the half without a doubt.
Werner wasn’t involved much in play on the right. Lampard ended up switching him side with Pulisic. Pulisic continued to look dangerous when he started playing on the right but despite his efforts, the game remained goalless in 45 minutes.
Chelsea had the last chance of the first half through another corner when a fantastic Zouma leap and powerful header met the crossbar. Unlucky not to go in but a great header from the center back.
First Half: Wolves 0-0 Chelsea
Chelsea had a great start to the second half with Olivier Giroud putting them in front in the 48th minute. Timo Werner was overlapped by Chilwell who put in a cross. Somehow, Giroud managed to volley the quick cross with a sharp finish.
Wolves 0-1 Chelsea.
Wolves thought they managed to get a goal back in the 54th minute through Fabio Silva. But Wolves’ record signing was denied his first goal for them.
In the 64th minute, Thiago Silva was just able to stop Boly from putting away a good cross near post. Wolves were given the corner despite it touching Boly last.
From that corner, Podence produced an amazing individual goal, managing to keep the ball in the box and deceive Chilwell, and Reece James with feints. His shot deflected off James and gave Wolves the equalizer.
Chelsea’s attacking in the second half wasn’t as good as the first half. Lampard chose to keep Pulisic on the right, which led to minimal involvement from their most exciting player of the first half.
Wolves looked like the far better team this half and scared Chelsea again by nearly getting a penalty in the 79th minute. A great run from Predo Neto led to referee Stuart Attwell believing Reece James brought him down. The referee however reviewed his decision at the monitor and reversed it.
The game was decided in the 94th minute with Wolves on the counter-attack. Neto ran at Zouma who tried to keep him on his left it seems. The 20-year-old utilized his left foot and shot the ball across goal to win it for wolves.
Full time: Wolves 2-1 Chelsea
Man of the Match: Pedro Neto
Chelsea will be looking to put an end to their string of bad results against West Ham at Stamford Bridge.