Match Thread: Chelsea vs Wolves
The Crunch Game
July 26 2020
So... the final game of the 2019-20 Premier League season, and Wolves travel to Stamford Bridge for a game which has much riding on the result for both teams.
Wolves probably wouldn't have chosen this game as the final fixture of the season, but go into it knowing that a win will definitely see them establish their highest ever finish in the PL and another season in the Europa League. On the other hand Chelsea require a point to ensure Champions League football next season. Wolves will be hoping to see their team fare better than the 5-2 drubbing they suffered from Chelsea at Molineux many moons ago at the beginning of the season. Last season at Stamford Bridge Wolves led for the majority of the game before an Eden Hazard solo goal levelled the score.
Coach Nuno Espirito Santo has declared a fully fit squad so the likely debate is whether he will play a five man midfield with Leander Dendoncker included, or play three up front again.
Sky Sports have stepped up to the plate today by showing all the remaining games across their network, and our game will feature on Sky Sports 3 - Sky Football, kicking off - as will all matches - at 4pm.
Our game will be officiated by Stuart Atwell
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Interesting Nuno has gone for Jota and Neto from the off, I really hope Diogo has a good match (better decision making overall, fingers crossed) or just smashes one in like we know he can. Also going for Donk, we are clearly looking to support the front men more ........ we have to.
When will Traore and Dear Podence get on?
Enjoy the match all, I know need to work out precisely which channel on Sky is showing us
I’m hoping 7 consecutive defeats will be enough to worry Woy’s boys into a win against Spurs. I think it would be fabulous for us to finish above Spurs and Arsenal!!
Our game is on Sky Sports 3
Good luck boys, great season whatever
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Arsenal 1-0 Watford 👍🏻
Spurs lead 1 - 0
Not good at all but predictable. We are playing okay however
B’mouth winning @ Everton & Watford losing 2 - 0
Donk playing well.
Jimenez on the ground after aN accidental head clash, that ay good. He’s getting the concussion check, looks okay bar the extremely raised / bruised right cheek.
Disgraceful decision but a brilliant goal from Mount
Chelsea 1 Wolves 0
2nd goal was pretty poor defending to be honest, Saiss drawn towards the ball, I thought Coady had got it, but good centre forward play from Giroud - the swine.
What a double blow at the end. I’m sure the first goal unhinged us for those last minutes. A truly dreadful Atwell decision, and it was a terrific finish. Being picky, Neves should have cleared just before the free kick when he had the chance.
A good one to win, as they say - but so, so disappointing.
We really need our front line to hold the ball up much better and keep possession, we just haven’t done that, either Raul or Jota and Neto hasn’t had much of the play. Up until the goals I thought Donk and Neves had been playing well.
One things for sure, we can’t keep relying on second half performances / revivals etc
Second goal was a good finish although I did think our defenders were unusually stretched and didn’t close down as well as they usually do.
All to play for and we know that our boys never give up.
All to play for and we know that our boys never give up.
Palace level with Spurs
Nuno rings the changes. Doc, Neves and Jonny off, Podence, Vinagre and Moutinho on. I suspect Nuno is not very happy with this so far in the 2nd
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Incessant jabber from the commentary team, all about Chelsea
Man Utd get yet another penalty to take the lead at Leicester
Boly stretching for a header there, the cross is just too long for him ........ arrrrrrrg
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Pedro replaces amount for his final appearance for Chelsea
OK on to the Europa League
Best wishes to you all!
Didn’t really face up to Chelsea for the second half but I would have taken a 7th place if it had been offered at the beginning of the season.
Nice to see Jordao get his cameo appearance.
Down to our performance in the Euro now ——- what a long wonderful season.
Take care everyone.
Fingers crossed Chelsea win the Cup but if they do, with the Europa still to go, the new season starting on 12th Sept and qualifying matches it will be quite a hectic schedule.
For now though, let's smash the Europa League. UTW.
However ........ we have improved on last year and it has been a thoroughly enjoyable and at times bloody excellent season. We certainly have kept up with our first brilliant season in the top division and I’m sure Nuno and the management side will be looking for improvement for 2020/21.
It’s still not over yet either, Olympiakos a week Thursday which we go into with an away goal ...... so keeping everything crossed.
In the meantime, I will be a (very) temporary Chelsea fan next weekend to beat the @#$%&.
I hope Chelsea do beat Arsenal and we do get another crack at Europe as I think it will help us retain our better players. However if we really do want to be in the big time, then our rich owners are going to have to dig deep and find another Bruno Fernandez from somewhere, considering the difference he has made to Man Utd's season.