Loftus-Cheek rues 'sloppy' Chelsea display

Loftus-Cheek rues 'sloppy' Chelsea display

A loss to Wolves could be good for Chelsea players who have "too much confidence", according to Maurizio Sarri.

Maurizio Sarri questioned the attitude of his Chelsea players and accused some of over-confidence after they suffered a chastening 2-1 defeat at Wolves that leaves them 10 points behind Manchester City, the Premier League leaders, before Saturday's meeting between the two clubs at Stamford Bridge.

"Suddenly we conceded a goal and we we were the same team on the pitch It's very hard for me to understand why".

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. Maybe it was for the result, but not for me.

"We played well for 55 minutes".

"After the goal, it was an accident because we were in full control of the match". It can happen, but I don't think it depends on the changes. "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". "It was without reaction, we can lose a match, but not without a reaction".

The Chelsea goal on 18 minutes will be credited to Loftus-Cheek, whose shot was on target but heading comfortably into the gloves of Patricio before Conor Coady diverted it into the bottom corner with his head to gift the England midfielder a second in as many matches. Alvaro Morata once again looked ill-suited to the intensity of a night like this.

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo said: "I think everybody enjoyed it - everybody from Wolves of course".

Four minutes later the home side were ahead when Matt Doherty provided a low cross that was tapped in at the back post by Jota. However, they have also played down to the level of weaker teams, losing to Huddersfield and Cardiff in their last two games.

Wolves have had their season go off the rails lately.

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