Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

With two injuries how will Chelsea line up against Wolves on Wednesday?

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned his players against complacency Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned his players against complacency
Kristopher Love | 06 December, 2018, 03:38

Wolves teenager Morgan Gibbs-White is part of a new golden generation of English players, according to his manager Nuno Espirito Santo after a thrilling 2-1 win against Chelsea.

With superb performances in the Europa League and Carabao Cup, the 22-year-old has convinced Chelsea fans that he does have a future at the club.

'He brought energy. He brought focus.

"We played very well for 55 minutes and then suddenly we were another team". It's awesome what the national team are producing, well done to them'.

His Wolves team scored two second half goals in the space of four minutes to clinch a victory but Chelsea, with overwhelming control of possession, should never have allowed the game to slip from their grasp.

But Jimenez shocked them on the hour mark before Diogo Jota grabbed a memorable victor. "We were not the same team as before". The crowd became so noisy, they pushed the team'. "I am really anxious not for the result but for the fact that we didn't react to the first goal of the opponent". I am very anxious, about the fact we didn't react to the first goal of the opponents.

The fightback consigned Chelsea to successive Premier League away defeats and left Maurizio Sarri with much to ponder ahead of welcoming leaders Manchester City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday. "When I am on the pitch I can't have any negative thoughts when I am in and around the team because it will affect the team". The Blues are a distant third in the title race, seven points behind Manchester City.

"I don't know [whether we should have had a penalty]". We have to play and fight to stay in the top four.

Wolves climb only one place in the table to 12th but will feel they have got their season back on track with this result, whilst Chelsea face slipping out of the top four unless they can get something against Pep Guardiola's imperious champions this weekend.