Chelsea coach, Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea gave up the opportunity to gain momentum in their top-four chase after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
Eden Hazard scored from 25 yards late in the game to rescue one point for Chelsea after Raul Jimenez scored with Wolves’ only attempt on goal in the 56th minute.
Sarri said the two points dropped for the London club could be something Chelsea will regret the end of the season.
His words, “When you have to play only 10 matches, every match you are not able to win is a missed opportunity,”
“Today was a great opportunity. We were not able to take the opportunity by taking three points.
“But, in the last six matches, we won four matches and drew the other two. So there is a little consistency in this moment. We have to think only for the next match. We need to recover two points immediately.”
“I think that we made a lot of mistakes, but we deserved to win,”
“We were unlucky because we conceded a goal in the first situation inside our box — the first and the last, I think, in the whole 90 minutes — so we were unlucky for that.
“But, on the other hand, we need to improve with our attacking. The team could defend in the last 20 metres with 11 players. We needed to move the ball faster, we needed more movements without the ball, more movements into space, behind the line. We played at five touches.
“And so if there are no spaces, it’s very difficult to score if you play with five or six touches against a very physical team with 11 players in the last 20 metres. We need to improve in this kind of situation.
“Hazard is a great player who can solve the situation in any moment, but during the match he was like the other players. He needs more movement without the ball, not only when he has the ball at his feet. But this is the same for all the players, especially the offensive players.”