Chelsea lost 2-4 to Wolverhampton Wanderers

Chelsea lost 2-4 to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 23rd round of the 2023-2024 season at Stamford Bridge in London, England, at 11 p.m. ET on Thursday. It was Chelsea’s first loss at home to Wolverhampton since 1979. A whopping 45 years.

Chelsea struck first. In the 19th minute, Moises Caicedo’s pass found Cole Palmer, who had no trouble finishing.

But in the 22nd minute, Mateusz Cunha broke Chelsea’s back and it was all Wolverhampton from then on. Despite Chelsea’s dominance in terms of possession, 안전놀이터 the hosts were able to find the back of the net in the 43rd minute when Layan Ait-Nouri’s shot led to Axel Disassi’s own goal, and 18 minutes into the second half, Cunha’s right-footed strike made it 1-3.

To add insult to injury, Guisto fouled Cunha in the box in the 35th minute, conceding a penalty kick. Cunha stepped up to the spot and calmly slotted home his first professional hat trick.

Chelsea salvaged some dignity in the 41st minute when Thiago Silva scored from a corner kick. The game ended in a 2-4 defeat for Chelsea.

Five days after the game, Football London published a transcript of Mauricio Pochettino’s press conference.

Pochettino was asked how he would explain what happened today.

“It’s easy to understand. We weren’t bad when we scored the goal, but then we conceded and we tried to gather strength. We were trying to have confidence in the way we were playing, and then there were moments that were difficult to manage. Our energy dropped and we lost control of the situation,” he said.

He added: “The first half had a negative impact. In the second half, we had a chance to score, but then we conceded again and it became very difficult to control the situation.”

Asked if the players looked nervous, Pochettino said: “The pressure and stress of having to win, play well and perform was the main reason. When Palmer scored, there was no time to gain confidence. How we conceded those two goals…we shouldn’t have conceded those two goals.”

He added: “It’s always difficult when you play against a Premier League team. I think it had a big impact on the team after the Liverpool game. Everything is difficult,” he added.

Pochettino added: “This is the reality. “This is the reality, I am responsible for this situation, and what we showed is not good enough. I agree 100%. We didn’t manage the situation properly and no one is safe. I don’t want to say I’m the best. We all have to take responsibility.”

He added: “The same goes for the players. 파워볼실시간 They have to take responsibility, just like I have to take responsibility. What we have now is not in keeping with the history of our club. It’s a fact. We have to accept it, we have to be resilient, we have to not give up. We have to try to do it in a different way,” he said, emphasizing that the players are also responsible.

Meanwhile, Chelsea (31 points) failed to add to their points tally and lost 10th place to Wolverhampton, who have 32 points.

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