Maurizio Sarri believes that when his Chelsea side conceded then they became a different team, following the Blues’ 2-1 defeat away at Wolves this evening.
It took 18 minutes for Chelsea to take the lead, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek trying his luck with a shot from outside the penalty area, which Conor Coady headed into the Wolves net.
But the hosts fought their way back into the game and got their reward just before the hour mark when Morgan Gibbs-White found Raul Jimenez. The striker fired his effort past Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa from a tight angle to make it 1-1.
Wolves then turned the match on its head by scoring a second just four minutes later, with a low cross from Matt Doherty being tapped in at the back post by Diogo Jota.
It finished 2-1 to the hosts and Sarri was quick to admit after the match that for some reason his side changed when they conceded.
And the Italian tactician is unsure why Chelsea wilted.
Sarri told his post-match press conference: “I think that we played very well for 55 minutes.
“After the goal, it was an accident because we were in full control of the match.
“We were suddenly a different team, I don’t know why.
“I am really very worried, not for the result but for the fact we didn’t respond to the first goal”, the Chelsea boss added.
Chelsea need to now pick themselves up for a weekend clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.