Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea


Nuno - looking glum
By Wolves
December 5 2018

Wolves face another of the pretenders to Man City's title hopes tonight at Molineux, hoping for an upturn in their fortunes.

Nuno Espirito Santo faces a tough challenge this evening, hoping for at least a point against high-flying Chelsea, to stop the recent run of poor results and the  disappointing losses to Huddersfield and Cardiff. Wolves have lost their last three games at home, and will be desperate for something for the home fans to cheer this evening, especially as star player Ruben Neves will be missing due to suspension having picked up his fifth yellow card of the season at Cardiff. This will mean at least one further change to the team line-up, with many fans wondering whether Leander Dendoncker will finally get a look in, although it seems more likely that Romain Saiss will join Joao Moutinho in midfiled with Ryan Bennett returning to the defence.

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Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Wolves (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 15:06

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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 17:09

A goal from our forwards and a point would be nice.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 19:08

Interesting line-up to face Chelsea, involving two changes:

Patrício, Coady, Boly, Bennett, Doherty, Moutinho, Saïss, Vinagre, Gibbs-White, Jiménez, Jota

Subs:Ruddy, Hause, Dendoncker, Costa, Cavaleiro, Bonatini, Traore


So... Morgan Gibbs-White gets his first start, possibly playing in the No.10 role to drop back into midfield as necessary. Saiss steps in to cover Neves' absence and Bennett returns to the defence.

As demanded by many fans Dendoncker reappears - even if only to the bench. Kortney Hause also makes a bench appearance.

Chelsea have made several changes to their team with notably the largely out of favour Christensen in defence. However Willian and Hazard are both in attack, which will surely make our defence shiver!!!



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 19:41

Good Evening

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 19:43

1st shot of the night over the bar from Hazzard

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 19:47

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Good Evening

Welcome

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 19:48

Hazard gets one on target but simple save.
Good run from MGW gets the crowd going.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 19:49

HAha Evening Chesh !

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 19:49

Promising play from Wolves initiated by MGW eventually put over the bar

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 19:51

Morata shot nowhere near

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 19:52

Hi Ian, I'm watching it online so will be a little behind you & will try not to duplicate!!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 19:55

No worries Chesh, I'll be multitasking shortly anyway. Hope life is good your way ? Fair play to you for carrying on with the threads,hard work at times.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 19:56

Bennett own goal but Loftus Cheek claims it.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 19:58

0-1 good grief



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 19:59

Loftus Cheek's shot is deflected in off Coady as he tries to block it with his head. Shame as Wolves had been shaping quite well. Jota had a good run after being set up by a MGW but never got in a position to get a shot off.

Wolves 0 Chelsea 1

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:00

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No worries Chesh, I'll be multitasking shortly anyway. Hope life is good your way ? Fair play to you for carrying on with the threads,hard work at times.

Thanks Ian - the alternative is to just let the board die, and I prefer to think that sole one out there is benefiting from my efforts.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:02

Full stretch save from Patricio, corner

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:04

Joao brings down Hazard in dangerous position - Willian brings out a good fingertip save from Rui.

Sadly it looks like Rui would have saved Loftus Cheek's shot if Coady had left it!!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:06

Good work and cross from Jota but Jimenez couldn't do much more than head over the bar

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:07

Jota gets a good cross in and Jimenez heads a head to it but too high

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:11

Fabregas runs into Coady nasty. Lash of heads interrupts play. Wolves closing Chelsea down well

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:13

Boly's passing leaving something to be desired tonight

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:14

Half chance for Wolves but it's men against boys overall so far. MGW impressing.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:16

Great break from Wolves breaks down and Saiss booked.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:18

Fabulous saving tackle from Bennett

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:19

Fabregas just gets to the ball before MGW after a superb cross by Vinagre. Saiss booked for 2nd time in two matches after a tripping Willian.
Great defensive play by Bennet as Hazard puts Willian through on goal. Fans love it!!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:24

Referee has a 'moment' stopping play after a superb tackle by Bennett on Morata.reatarts with a d ball. I didn't realise Bennetthad such a good throw on him for throw ins

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:24

2 mins to add on

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:25

Two minutes added time being played

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:30

Half time - we're still in it. Trouble is, we need that elusive goal, or a break.

Sounds like we are doing 'ok' versus quality opposition



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:32

Half time reached with Wolves conceding one goal. Wolves have played well considering their skilful opponents. Morgan Gibbs-White is playing like the young pretender in Neves absence, and IthinkJota has had a good half too.
Coady was unlucky with the goal, it was on target and clearly one of those shots he felt he had to try and block and it went in off his head. He wasn't to know Rui had it covered. Vinagre has worked well down the left wing like more of a winger than a defender. Chances for Wolves have been very limited but they have put some good moves together to threaten well.
The referee has been a bit fussy and would do well to let play continue if he can

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:42

Lucky not to have gone 2 down. Well done Boly



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:43

Great defensive play by a Boly after a devastating break & cross by Hazard

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:48

Chelsea are so fluent!! Saiss lucky not get another card & a red for pulling back Willian. Ref spoke with Coady about it

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:50

Moutinho booked

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:51

Delayed booking for Joao for tugging at Willian

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:54

Couple of chances for Chelsea, Wolves not got going so far this half

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:55

Jimenez scores 1-1

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:56

JIMENEZ!!!!
Set up MGW and put away
Wolves 1 Chelsea 1

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:57

Coady booked

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:57

Geerrin theya!



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:59

Saiss treading a fine line - he needs to be subbed before gets dismissed as he's struggling against Willian

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 20:59

2-1 JOTA

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:01

Waaaaaaaaaa!



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:01

Joao set up Doc, superb pass across the area for Jota to slot in. Jota was 22 y'day - Happy Birthday!!
Pedro on for Willian

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:03

Gironde replaces Morata

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:04

Vinagre booked

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:05

Quote:
Ian.PershoreWolf
Vinagre booked
A decision made by the linesman & absolute nonsense it was a great tackle

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:07

Header Costa being prepared

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:08

MGW subbed, Wow what a performance.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:09

MGW gets a huge round of applause as he is replaced by Costa

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:10

Alonso brings down Costa but no card - no consistency!!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:11

17 to go ..... ish



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:12

Wolves win their 1st corner. Saiss heads over

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:12

Fab ball from Coady to Doc who just can't get away from Alonso - corner

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:13

Janet replaced by Kovacic

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:14

Poor ball from Costa with 4 men forward on the break

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:15

Just over but Patricio looked to have it covered. Good hit tho

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:16

Good run by Costa but his final ball is awful. Doc backs off Hazard until he shoots just over. Ten minutes to go

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:17

Welcome Dendonker

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:18

Quote:
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Welcome Dendonker
Yes indeed - he replaces Jimenez who has had a good night & took his goal very well

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:21

Vinagre - who has played very well - gives away an unnecessary corner which Gironde heads over

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:23

Five minutes to go plus added time. Wolves defending well. Gironde gets a telling card for 'petulance'!!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:25

Good chance for Fabregas but he puts it over the bar

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:25

Cavaleiro on for Jota

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:25

Jota has played well & is replaced by Cavaleiro

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:27

Attendance: 31,300

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:28

Alonso brings down Doc & this time gets a card. 5 added minutes to play

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:28

Alonso booked

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:30

Wolves passing has been incredibly slick at times in this half.with 72% accuracy overall

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:31

Concentrate Wolves.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:32

Another yellow card, this time for Christensen for a foul on Costa given by 4th official.
30 seconds to go

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:32

Where's the cider ? !

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:32

FT 2-1 Wolves

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:35

What an amazing and simply wonderful win!

Well done lads!



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Andy Fincher (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:35

Didn't see that coming. Fantastic, hopefully back it up on Saturday. Sounds as though MGW played well and hopefully that goal will get Jota going.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:37

Cheers

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:38

All over folks Wolves 2 Chelsea 1
What a great match - really enjoyable to watch. We contained Chelsea's threat for much of the second half and played out well from the back, and believe me we scored two really good goals. I'm made up for Jimenez and Jota, and for MGW in particular who played really well, but then again they all did, and Nuno's substitutions made sense tonight!!
Great result and really well deserved.

Thanks for your company tonight & for your input Ian

I'm visiting Bath Christmas markets this weekend and will not be able to do a commentary for our game at New Astor. I will do my best to set the page up in the morning and hope others will contribute during the game.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: an angry wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:40

Lose to Cardiff/huddersfield but beat Chelsea..you have to laugh, I'll never understand this sport - the boys did us proud tonight

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:46

Thanks Ian. Oh happy day!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: chicagowolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:48

After Friday that was a real treat. Man of the Match? Clearly it was Dendoncker with his cameo appearance. First time we have seen him. Seriously though Ruben might start next time on the bench

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 21:52

Thanks,it felt like coming home doing the thread tonight. Sadly I can't make a habit of it. Fantastic result.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 22:03

Quote:
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Thanks Ian. Oh happy day!

Hi Bill..., hope yer good

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: irishwolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 22:57

I dont think anyone can overstate the importance of this win!

Well done Cheshire and Ian for all your work, not just tonight but over the last few years.
Im looking forward to Match of the Day.(Sm100)

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 05/12/2018 23:34

Danny Murphy, it seems, absolutely loves MGW!



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Julius Cesar Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 06/12/2018 05:07

Well,it´s a strange old game.

Kudos to Nuno for making the needed changes for this match.
It worked well..after a while.
Our central midfield is of course a key area,as central midfield tends to be.
MGW,Moutinho and Saiss provided the required effort and class for us to stay in the match during the first 55 minutes,and for us to be able to turn it around.

Especially pleased to see our forwards getting goals.

The match was also a good remainder to some just how far we have left to go in order for us to really challenge for a top four place in this division.Chelsea could easily have been both two and three goals up after 55 minutes.

It was a good win for us,but I will try not to go overboard with feelings.Ten points down to 18 place feels really nice.Let´s continue to show this attitude and willingness to run ourselves to the ground for the rest of season...and we will be more than allright.

Next up Newcastle.I would continue with five guys in midfield.I am very interested to see how Neves and MGW will work together.Potentially,it sounds like a winning midfield combo paired with Moutinho or even Saiss.

Our MOTM for me was MGW.The kid is going places,hopefully with us.

Also thinks Willy Boly was great..again.

COYW!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Chelsea
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 06/12/2018 15:12

What a fabulous result, every player worked their socks off.
Hopefully the fact that two of our strikers hit the back of the net will give them added confidence to continue in that vein.
Such a performance against poor showings against Cardiff and Huddersfield shows how difficult the prediction league will be this season.

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