October 1, 2023

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Premier League: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Chelsea

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Chelsea did come close to scoring at least twice from set pieces in the first-half, with Oliver Giroud and Kurt Zouma both winning clear headers on corners but header just over and heading onto the crossbar, respectively.

Chelsea came out with good intent in the second half, and found the opening goal within five minutes. Much of our threat from open play had come from the left, and once again it was from there that Chilwell’s cross was turned home by Giroud. The ball crossed the line by maybe an inch, but that’s all it needs!

Unfortunately, Chelsea could not build on that lead and instead it was Wolves who responded strongly, eventually finding an equalizer through the skillful feet of Podence. Of course, the chance and the shot should’ve never happened since the corner from which it came should’ve never been awarded — replays showed that the ball had come off Boly rather than Thiago Silva. Why not use technology in these cases?

It got a bit emotional after that, with both sides wanting to win, resulting in a couple flashpoints and a few yellow cards as well.

And just as it looked like we’d have to settle for the 1-1, a Wolves counter gave Pedro Neto a chance to run at Zouma 1-v-1, and beat Mendy with a precise low shot into the far corner.


Not good.