Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has indicated that he is unsure what had struck the team during the second half of the Premier League clash at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Blues opened the scoring after a deflected shot via Ruben Loftus-Cheek and they went into the break holding a handy advantage.
He said:“Of course I am disappointed. We played very well in the first half. We could have killed the game. Suddenly we conceded a goal and we were the same team on the pitch. It’s very difficult for me to understand why. There was time for winning the match. I can’t understand the reaction. I don’t know [whether we should have had a penalty]. In the first 10 minutes of the second half we had five goal opportunities. I don’t want to discuss only one possible penalty. We played very well for 55 minutes and then suddenly we were another team.”
Just a couple of months back, the Blues were within a couple of points off table-toppers Manchester City at the top of the table but their performances have since dipped with just two wins from their previous five matches. As such, they are currently facing a fight for the final Champions League spot with Arsenal behind them on only goal difference and they could fall below their counterparts with anything less than a win over Manchester City this weekend. The Blues failed to win both of their matches against the Citizens during the previous campaign.