Sarri says Chelsea loss hurts more thanks to Man City

Tyler Owen
December 7, 2018

Chelsea trail league leaders Manchester City by 10 points and will host Pep Guardiola's side on Saturday, while Wolves climb to 12th and will be relieved to have brought their horror run of form to an end.

"I think we controlled the game, the second half better than the first", Emery said. The result is very hard for this.

"I think we played very well for 55 minutes", Sarri said.

"After the first goal, which was an accident because we were in full control of the match, we were suddenly a different team, I don't know why".

"I lost Serie A with 91 points, so I know every match you have to gain points".

Willian felt he had been fouled in the build-up to Wolves" victor, but Sarri was not interested, continuing: "I think it's more important to talk about our attitude after the first goal.

"I saw a team without a reaction. We can lose the match, but not without a reaction".

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Sarri also conceded City are out of sight with his side battling for a Champions League spot.

Paul Robinson says: "Southampton may have appointed a new manager in the shape of former RB Leipzig boss, Ralph Hasenhüttl, but I can't see it having an immediate effect as they travel to a Cardiff side who have won three of their last four at home".

Maurizio Sarri's team were clearly the better team from the start and got the reward for their dominance when Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek's shot took a deflection off Wolves' defender, Conor Coady and found the back of the net to make it 1-0. Jimenez drilled through Kepa Arrizabalaga after 59 minutes before Jota tapped in at the far post from Matt Doherty's cross after Andreas Christensen and Willian gave the ball away.

City moved five points clear at the top with a 2-1 win at Watford but Liverpool will get back to within two if they win at Burnley on Wednesday.

"It was a good performance, even in the first half when we were behind", Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo said.

The Italian questioned his team's attitude after they capitulated following Jimenez's goal just before the hour mark.

"Obviously, we want to keep winning, keep doing what we're doing and we need to look at ourselves, that's the most important thing".

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