Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Maurizio Sarri reveals his biggest concern after Wolves defeat

Dean Saunders oversaw Wolves relegation to League One Dean Saunders oversaw Wolves relegation to League One
| 07 December, 2018, 07:30

Chelsea and Arsenal are now tied on 31 points in fourth, still eight clear of United in eighth.

A stirring second-half comeback at Molineux last night underlined what had always been suspected: that Chelsea remain a work in progress under Maurizio Sarri and that this talented Wolverhampton Wanderers team appear far happier when tussling with the Premier League's aristocracy than when dragged into the type of dogfights with which they have been struggling lately.

It has taken less than two weeks for the optimism generated by a 12-match unbeaten start to Maurizio Sarri's reign at Stamford Bridge to fizzle out and this weekend the Italian faces his biggest test to date when Manchester City visit.

Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair feels Marcos Alonso's first touch has regressed in recent weeks and the Spaniard needs a break to help him get back to his best.

It will be Oliver's second Chelsea game of the season after he was tasked with their 3-1 win over Crystal Palace in early November.

Sergio Aguero is doubtful for Manchester City's trip to Chelsea as he continues to struggle with a muscular injury.


"I am really very anxious, not for the result but the fact that after the first goal we conceded we did not react very well". Maybe it was important for the result, but not for me.

"Maurizio is doing a great job at Chelsea", Sacchi told the Daily Mail. The Portuguese youth-international, Jota then put the hosts in the front just four minutes after their equalizing goal.

It is not often that a goalkeeper earns his place in this team having conceded twice and ended up on the losing side, but Ben Foster made a string of brilliant saves to keep the score down against Man City, allowing Watford to give themselves some late hope when they pulled a goal back.

Harry Kane scored one goal and set up another in a win for Tottenham that showed the size of the task facing new Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuettl, who watched from the stands at Wembley Stadium on the day he was hired as Mark Hughes' replacement.

On the other hand, Wolverhampton Wanders are now 12th on the Premier League table and they ended their run of six straight Premier League defeats by winning against the Blues.

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 15, including Harry Kane, Riyad Mahrez and Virgil van Dijk.

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