Chelsea faced another setback as they lost 2-4 to Wolves at Stamford Bridge, increasing the pressure on manager Mauricio Pochettino. The defeat followed a disappointing week for Chelsea, including a 1-4 loss to Liverpool. Wolves, led by an outstanding performance from Matheus Cunha, secured their first Premier League double over Chelsea since 1974-75.
Initially, Chelsea took the lead with Cole Palmer’s goal, but Wolves swiftly responded with Cunha’s deflected shot and Axel Disasi’s own goal, putting Chelsea behind at halftime. Despite Chelsea’s attempts to rally in the second half, Cunha’s second goal extended Wolves’ lead. The Brazilian completed a hat-trick with a late penalty, sealing Wolves’ victory.
The result moved Wolves into 10th place, overtaking Chelsea in the league standings. The defeat raised concerns about Chelsea’s consistency under Pochettino, with consecutive games conceding four goals. Pochettino acknowledged the challenges but emphasized the need for patience in the ongoing project.
Matheus Cunha was named the Player of the Match for his exceptional hat-trick, showcasing his importance to Wolves’ success under manager Gary O’Neil. Wolves celebrated a significant away win, breaking their long-standing record at Stamford Bridge and moving into the top half of the Premier League table. The defeat marked a difficult week for Chelsea, and Pochettino acknowledged the disappointment, emphasizing the ongoing process of building a new project.