Although Wolverhampton Wanderers are still waiting for their first Premier League win of the 2019/20 campaign, it’s been a good start to the campaign given our Europa League involvement and the victories we’ve seen there, but with the September international break behind us, Chelsea were always going to be a tough side to face.
Sadly, Chelsea were on top form on the day and having been heavily linked with former Aston Villa loanee Tammy Abraham, he had a day to remember as he hit a hattrick (and scored an own goal). With Chelsea getting on the scoresheet twice more, despite us making more of a fist of things in the second period with Patrick Cutrone getting off the mark in the Premier League, we couldn’t complete the comeback and fell to a disappointing 5-2 defeat.
Just sadly one of those days.
Speaking to the BBC following the full time whistle, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said of the tie.
“That was a bad, bad performance. We started the game well but the mistakes we made, we cannot go and repeat them. We know they cannot happen again. It was defensive errors, the game changed with the goal. We lost concentration. I am dissatisfied. There is no point being angry in them but I need them to get better.”
Nuno did deny that the performance had anything to do with our European adventures this season though.
“No, it was a challenge we embraced from the beginning. We knew what we needed to do. This was a bad game, we need to bounce back and we need to look forward. We train tomorrow, we will be sticking to the same approach. We need to keep improving.”