It’s honours even at the Molineux Stadium on Sunday, as a COVID and injury-hit Chelsea fail to win against a spirited Wolves home side!
Chelsea produced an underwhelming English Premier League EPL) display, as they were held to a 0-0 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers, on Sunday in the West Midlands.
The Blues struggled to get into the match against a plucky Wolves side, who will be disappointed to only come away with a point.
The hosts dominated the majority of the match but were missing a clinical edge in attack, while Thomas Tuchel’s outfit’s best chance came from a second-half strike from Christian Pulisic, which was incredibly foiled by Wolves’ goalkeeper, José Sá.
Chelsea named a depleted side, with eight senior players missing through injury or after testing positive for COVID-19. The visitors had just four outfield players on the bench and before kickoff, they confirmed that a request to postpone the match had been rejected by the EPL.
Wolves started well and looked to have taken the lead in the 14th minute when Daniel Podence fired home a Fernando Marçal cross, but the strike was disallowed after it was decided that an offside Raúl Jiménez had interfered with play.
The hosts continued to worry Chelsea throughout the half, as Jiménez and Leander Dendoncker both went close, while the visitors struggled to create chances for themselves on the Wolves goal.
Chelsea were much better in the second half, but failed to trouble Sá, until Pulisic’s opportunity in the 78th minute.
The result sees the Blues now six points adrift of EPL title rivals, Manchester City, and in third place. Bruno Lage’s Wolves are 8th with 25 points.