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Chelsea were defeated 2-1 by Wolves at the Molineux Stadium on Tuesday night, despite the Blues having scored the first goal.
Olivier Giroud smashed in a stunning left-footed volley that narrowly crossed the line shortly after the restart, but Daniel Podence scored the equaliser for Wolves after the hour mark.
With both teams pressing to score the winner, it was Wolves who got the three points at the end, following a counterattacking move that was well finished off by Neto.
Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has blamed the poor positioning of the Chelsea midfielders, as they didn’t form a good shape to prevent the counter.
Joe Cole believes that N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic should have done better in their positioning for the goal conceded.
“I think Chelsea when they analyse the second half I think they’ll kick themselves, particularly for Neto’s goal, because they just lost their shape a little bit when they were attacking,” said Cole after the game on Amazon Prime Video.
“And what you needed was Kovacic or Kante to just deal with that ball as [Wolves] cleared it, and then they could have sustained the attack.
“They didn’t do that and too many times they were letting Neto, Traore and Podence, in the last 30 minutes, just drive at their back four and the game became end-to-end and Wolves looked like they had the fitter, stronger, more athletic team.”