Wolves vs Chelsea: Nunes stunner hands Lampard 1-0 defeat in return

Frank Lampard took charge of his first game as caretaker manager for Wolves vs Chelsea at Molineux but it was a disappointing result.

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Frank Lampard took charge of his first game as caretaker manager for Wolves vs Chelsea at Molineux but it was a disappointing result.

Wolves vs Chelsea: Match Summary

In the first half, it looked as though the visitors had got off to a good start, but it was the hosts who started to take control of the contest.

The warning signs were there for Chelsea, but they failed to react to them, and in the 31st minute they were punished. Matheus Nunes thumped home a superb strike to put the home side into the lead.

There was no real response from the visitors before the half-time break and they went into the interval a goal down.

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Enzo Fernandes and goalscorer Matheus Nunes (Image- Chelsea)

Despite Lampard's five substitutions and attempts to impact the game, the Blues could not find an equaliser, and walked away from this game with nothing.


Chelsea failed to wake up as the home side continued to push forward and eventually the pressure told. Nunes hit a wonderful effort on the volley that flew past Kepa and blasted his team into the lead.

Wolves nearly doubled their lead just five minutes later, former Chelsea striker, Diego Costa, made the most of a mix up at the back but he was denied by his fellow countryman in the net.

Creeping towards half-time, the west London side finally managed to muster their first shot on target in this contest, Joao Felix cut inside and fired a powerful strike but it was straight down the throat of Sa.

It was an underwhelming half from the Blues, very little was created and they headed into the break a goal down to 14th placed Wolves.

Second Half:

In the second half, a better display was needed, and in the opening ten minutes of the second 45 they managed to step up their level of performance. The Blues were playing at a greater pace and energy.

In the 55th minute, the visitors felt they should have had a penalty. Felix, who had begun to grow into the game saw his shot blocked by Joao Gomes, the Portuguese forward felt it struck the hand of the Wolves midfielder, but after a lengthy VAR check nothing was given.

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Lampard opted to turn to his bench for the first time in the 60th minute, brining on Christian Pulisic for Kai Havertz. Moments later, there was a triple substitution made, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mykhailo Mudryk and Ben Chilwell all introduced.

Chelsea would have hoped to build on their good start to the half, but they were unable to create anything that caused problems for Wolves.

Ultimately, the Blues were unable to get anything out of this contest and extended their run without a win in the Premier League to four games.

With a clash coming up against Real Madrid on Wednesday night in the Champions League, Chelsea will have to considerably improve if they want to come away with anything from that contest.

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