27 Jan Chelsea vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Football Match Report – January 27, 2021
Chelsea started life beneath Thomas Tuchel with an uninspired goalless draw towards Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge.
A day after changing Frank Lampard within the Stamford Bridge hotseat Tuchel was left with a lot to ponder as his facet dominated possession however provided little objective menace.
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Chelsea strung collectively virtually 900 passes towards a defensive Wolves however the overwhelming majority of them have been risk-free and straightforward meat for the guests well-drilled rearguard.
A completely forgettable first half at Stamford Bridge was adopted by a extra vigorous second interval with Chelsea going near giving Tuchel a dream begin on a couple of events.
Ben Chilwell blasted an incredible probability over the bar and Callum Hudson-Odoi, a shock starter, had a deflected shot saved.
It was truly Wolves who had the most effective probability when Pedro Neto scooped a shot onto the roof of the online.
Chelsea’s poor run of type, which price membership nice Lampard his job on Monday, continues and so they have now managed to win solely twice of their final 9 league video games.
Former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain coach Tuchel despatched on Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham late on and so they livened issues up however Wolves held agency to go away Chelsea in eighth place.
It was not the beginning Tuchel would have preferred however after what he described as a “surreal” week he discovered loads of positives from his facet’s efficiency.
“I loved it loads as a result of I used to be very proud of the depth, the perspective, vitality and high quality of my team, we have been effectively organised, had quite a lot of ball recoveries within the final third, by no means lacked depth,” Tuchel, whose facet transfer up a spot into eighth spot, mentioned.
“Sadly we could not rating, but when we handle our efficiency like this the outcomes will come.”
Tuchel, twice a Ligue 1 winner with PSG, rung the adjustments for his first selection, dropping Lampard favourites Mount, Reece James and Abraham, and choosing expertise with Olivier Giroud, Jorginho and Cesar Azpilicueta all beginning.
There was numerous innocent passing within the first half however other than an Antonio Rudiger header there was little to get enthusiastic about.
Tuchel clearly referred to as for extra daring after the break nevertheless it took Chelsea a very long time to begin to threaten, with Hudson-Odoi their most definitely creator in a large proper position.
Mateo Kovacic thought he had scored with a terrific curling effort, shortly after Kai Havertz had arrange Chilwell who lifted his shot over the bar.
Tuchel waited till the 75th minute to ship on United States worldwide Pulisic and shortly afterwards gave Mount the prospect to point out that leaving him out was a mistake.
Mount appeared spectacular and one nice flip virtually resulted in an opportunity however his in the reduction of discovered nobody in a blue shirt.
Wolves confirmed little of the aptitude they’ve been related to however Neto practically shocked the hosts when he was performed in by Daniel Podence however his audacious scooped lob went simply over.