Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has stated that his team lost to Wolves because they couldn’t contain Nuno Espiroto’s counter attacks.
The Blues suffered a back to back defeat last night having lost to Everton at the weekend, Chelsea left the Molenieux Stadium with an empty hand despite taking the lead early on in the second half.
Chelsea started the game at Molenieux on a positive note dominating at the early stages of the game, but however could not master any shot on target throughout the first 45 minutes of the game. Wolves on the other hand were well organised defensively and had a couple of chances at the first half on target when they hit Chelsea on counter attacks.
The London club (Chelsea) took the lead early on in the second half through Oliver Giroud with a well timed volley from inside the box after a wonderful cross by Ben Chilwell. The lead however lasted only for a few minutes as Wolves got there equaliser through the quick feet of attacker Podence after he floored a number of Chelsea players inside their 18 yard box.
Chelsea went in search of a winner but were made to pay the price when they where hit on the break again by Nuno Espiroto’s side in the 95th minute, with Pedro Neto finishing a well worked counter attack move ensuring that Frank Lampard men left the Molenieux empty handed.
The Chelsea Boss spoke to the media after the game to express his disappointment on the loss and in his words he has this to say,
“We didn’t play well enough. It’s pretty simple, The threat of Wolves is clearly the counter-attack. They’ve got others but the counter-attack is the main one.
‘They defend well, they’re organised, they have speed and quality in forward areas. The players knew it before the game, the players knew it in the game, and we allowed some counter-attacks and if you allow a team to play to their strengths then you may lose that game.’
‘I’m disappointed to lose the game. We had it under pretty good control at the point of 1-0. We weren’t playing brilliantly but we had control.
‘I thought the game was there for us to win and then obviously we allowed them back into the game. We allowed them momentum, we allowed them some counter-attacks and we lose the game. So I’m really disappointed”.
Chelsea will be back in action on Monday night when they take on Westham United at the Stamford Bridge.