Chelsea lost to wolves fc on Christmas

Chelsea lost to wolves fc on Christmas

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Chelsea lost to wolves fc on Christmas

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Chelsea lost to wolves fc on Christmas. On Sunday, Wolves defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the first Christmas Eve Premier League encounter since 1995, inflicting their fourth defeat in six outings.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team dominated possession at Molineux but squandered their chances in a thrilling game marred by needless errors by the visitors.

Wolves had a 2-0 lead thanks to Mario Lemina and Matt Doherty, but Christopher Nkunku equalized on his Premier League debut.

The loss means a bleak Christmas for Chelsea, who are in 10th place in the Premier League after their fourth defeat in six league games, trailing Wolves only on goal difference.

Early in the game, both ends had chances.

Nelson Samedo raced forward but couldn’t find Matheus Cunha on the left before Armando Broja stumbled in the box when well positioned at the other end.

Nicolas Jackson of Chelsea was likewise guilty of failing to capitalize on some golden opportunities.

Chelsea squandered a golden opportunity to grab the lead shortly after the half-hour mark when Raheem Sterling intercepted Joao Gomes 40 yards out and raced forward.

The England forward was one-on-one with Jose Sa with two men to his right, but he chose to shoot rather than pass, and the Wolves goalkeeper stopped it.

In the final moments of the half, Wolves had a chance to break the tie when Hwang Hee-chan broke through, but he blasted over from an angle.

The hosts came close to taking the lead in the second half when Chelsea’s Lesley Ugochukwu diverted Joao Gomes’ attempt onto the outside of the post.

However, they broke the deadlock in the 51st minute when Lemina did not even have to get off the ground to head in a Pablo Sarabia corner.

Nkunku, the substitute, came agonizingly close to equalizing when his shot was hacked off the line.

Instead, in stoppage time, the Wolves extended their lead.

Substitute Hugo Bueno crossed, and Chelsea could only clear the ball as far as Doherty, who finished neatly from close range.

France international Nkunku equalized in the 96th minute, but Gary O’Neil’s team held on to take the three points.

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