Chelsea player ratings vs Wolves: Two stars rated four as Frank Lampard’s side lost 2-1 | Football | Sport


Chelsea suffered their second defeat in a matter of days as Wolves came from behind to seal a dramatic 2-1 win at Molineux.

The Blues were inches away from opening the scoring through a Kurt Zouma header, but did take the lead shortly after the break when a rasping Olivier Giroud volley was adjudged to have crossed the line.

Wolves responded well and equalised through a wonderful Daniel Podence strike, the hosts then thought they had a penalty after Pedro Neto went down under a Reece James challenge. However, after a VAR check it was adjudged the Wolves forward had dived.

The game looked to be heading towards a draw until Pedro Neto’s stoppage-time run and finish completed the turnaround.

Here’s how we rated the Chelsea players after Frank Lampard’s men missed the chance to go to the top of the Premier League.

Chelsea player ratings vs Wolves

Edouard Mendy 5

Beaten at his near post for Podence’s equaliser, although the deflection didn’t help, he will feel he could have done better. Also question marks over the second as Neto’s strike arrowed into the corner.

Ben Chilwell 6

Gets forward so well and is a constant threat down the left-side, 

Thiago Silva 6

Showed his experience to subdue his 18-year-old namesake, it was his poor clearing header that allowed Podence the chance to shoot. 

Kurt Zouma 5

Almost added another thundering header to his growing collection, only to see his header strike the underside of the bar and come out. Neto dropped his shoulder and beat him for pace to score the dramatic winner, allowed him too much room.

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Christian Pulisic 6

Effortlessly drifted past Wolves defenders, with his solo run, the highlight of a pretty dour opening 45. Had little to no influence on the second half.

Olivier Giroud 7

Ball flashed to him following Zouma’s header, but he was unable to divert it in. Made no mistake just after the break to lash home an instinctive opener. Whenever he’s in the team he scores. 

Timo Werner 4

Arguably his worst showing in a Chelsea shirt, loose with the ball and spurned a glorious chance. Worrying.

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