Wolverhampton Wanderers made the trip to Stamford Bridge to face off against Chelsea in today’s Premier League clash.
It wasn’t a classic Wolves showing by any stretch as the hosts utterly dominated the possession and chances on the day, but an organised, gritty and determined rearguard action saw us to a point on the day.
After a goalless first half, Raul Jimenez made our only registered shot on target count as he opened the scoring just ahead of the hour mark, and we could’ve taken more as Chelsea needed a stoppage-time leveller from Eden Hazard to save their blushes.
It shows just how far we’ve come though, and how much improvement we’ve made as there will be plenty who felt disappointed that we didn’t hold on for the memorable victory.
A boost in confidence ahead of the Cup clash against Manchester United and a game we can take plenty of positives from.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said of the game.
“We performed well. It was the individual quality of one Chelsea player which allowed them to score. My players are sad because they know they had it. They’ve done a fantastic job. We were very organised and played with a great shape.”
Skipper Conor Coady added.
“When you give Eden Hazard a chance on the edge of the box he is always going to score. It was so disappointing to concede so late. It’s a sucker punch at the end. There’s no real fear from us coming to places like this. We know we can sit deep and attack on the counter. Our goal was outstanding but we’re gutted.”