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Maurizio Sarri: We were a different team after Wolves equaliser

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

Chelsea chief Maurizio Sarri conceded Wolves deserved to win – and slammed his players for switching off after Raul Jimenez's leveller.

Maurizio Sarri and Nuno Espirito Santo shake hands before the game (AMA)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek put the top-four chasing Blues in front at Molineux and they appeared to be cruising.

But Jimenez shocked them on the hour mark before Diogo Jota grabbed a memorable winner.

And Sarri did not mince his words afterwards.

"I think we played very well for 55 minutes. We were in full control of the match," he said.

"After their first goal, we were suddenly another team – without the right distances and our football.

"I don't know why. I am very worried, about the fact we didn't react to the first goal of the opponents.

"We didn't react at all. In the first 10 minutes of the second half, we could've scored four or five goals.

Wolves 2 Chelsea 1 - Tim Spiers and Nathan Judah analysis

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"We had opportunities, but we missed them."

Sarri believes Chelsea got complacent against Nuno Espirito Santo's men.

He added: "It depends on the mentality of the team, I think.

"We can lose a match, but not without a reaction."

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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