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Chelsea went into the match against Wolves with the opportunity to capitalise on Tottenham’s defeat to Burnley on Saturday but struggled to break down the visitors.

Raul Jimenez gave Wolves the lead early in the second half through before Eden Hazard equalized late in the game.

With Chelsea losing 1-0 and failing to create chances against a compact Wolves defence, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri changed the system to 4-2-3-1.

Asked why he changed the system to 4-2-3-1, Sarri replied: “For the first time we were playing against a team that didn’t want to play. They didn’t counter in the last 20 minutes so we had to try.

“We started with Loftus (on first) because we needed more physicality in the opposition box. Then Odoi it was important to have a player one on one.

“Then we changed the system for the first time to 4-2-3-1. It wasn’t easy as the problem wasn’t the system, but the way that we were playing. It is difficult to score playing with four or five touches.”

Asked if he is still confident Chelsea can finish in the top four, Sarri replied: “Yes of course. We are confident, we have to be confident.”

Sarri also believes Chelsea’s failure to beat Wolves is a missed opportunity.

“When you have only ten matches every chance you don’t win is a missed opportunity,” Sarri added.

“In this moment, in the last 6 matches, we have won four and drawn two so there is a little consistency in this moment. We have to think only to the next match. We need to recover two points immediately.”

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