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Wolves Punish Misfiring Chelsea In Second Away Loss

Chelsea FC again failed to win another away game for a second time this season as they threw away a 1 goal lead to suffering a 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Wednesday night at the Molineux.

Chelsea lost their first game of the season to Tottenham at the Wembley Stadium and  defeated Fulham at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

The Blues, however,  could not make it a second victory as Maurizio Sarri made five changes to the team that defeated Fulham as Andreas Christensen and misfiring Alvaro Morata were handed a starting berth.

Chelsea bossed the game in the first half having won the last four games involving both teams and Rueben Loftus-Cheek fired the visitors in front in the 18th minute after he was played through by Eden Hazard.

They could have extended the lead but Morata was not helping matters as he lost clear-cut chances.

The hosts turned the game on its head in the second half as they came out from the tunnel strong and determined’

In the 59th minute, Christensen’s weakness was exposed as Jimenez outpaced him before drilling through Kepa Arrizabalaga -with the keeper needing to do better.

Four minutes later, Christensen was culpable again as he gifted Wolves possession before Matt Doherty put a low cross to unmarked Jota who converted to overturn the score against Chelsea.

Sarri threw in Olivier Giroud, Pedro and Mateo Kovacic to salvage a point for the Blues but it was already too late for a share of the spoils.

Chelsea will now prepare for a crucial game against high flying Manchester City this Saturday at Stamford Bridge for a must-win encounter if they want to remain in the top four race.

 

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