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Wolves 2-1 Chelsea player ratings: Timo Werner and Kai Havertz struggle as Blues lose again

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After defeat to Everton at the weekend, Chelsea were unable to get back to winning ways as their Premier League title hopes took another blow

Chelsea’s title credentials took a hammer blow as Pedro Neto’s stoppage time effort consigned them to another defeat.

The Blues are considered by many as the favourites for the Premier League this year, but are now two without a win after Neto fired in stoppage time to sink Frank Lampard’s men.

Olivier Giroud had put Chelsea ahead early in the second half as his effort sneaked under Rui Patricio, with a buzz on referee Stuart Attwell’s wrist confirming it crossed the line.

But the night turned into a struggle from there onwards and Podence’s shot, which clipped off Reece James’ leg, levelled proceedings.

It could have been worse for Chelsea, if it was not for VAR, after a foul on Neto was overturned after a penalty was initially given.

But the blow came late on as Neto struck in added time.

Here is how Dave Armitage, our man at Molineux, rated the performances…

Chelsea suffered a second consecutive defeat in the Premier League

Wolves

Patricio 6

Won’t be happy he let Giroud’s volley creep underneath him

Boly 7

Good display but let Giroud get across him for Chelsea’s goal

Coady 7

Is there any defender in the country with a better range of passing?

Saiss 6

Did his job with another no-nonsense display

Semedo 6

Kept busy defensively but had some success going forward

Dendoncker 5

Struggled to get in game and was replaced at half time

Neves 6

Should have done better after robbing Kante but shunted ball too far

Havertz was one of the players to have a disastrous night

Marcal 8

Great display defensively and caused problems with raids down the left side

Neto 8

Brilliant last-gasp winner sealed victory made up for ‘penalty’ woes

Silva 6

Still finding his feet- first touch not good enough on occasions

Podence 8

Superb individual skills to carve out Wolves’ equaliser

SUBS:

Otasowie (Dendoncker 46)

Traore (Silva 61)

Vitinho (Podence 89)

Chelsea

Mendy 6

Superb first half save to keep out Neto’s volley just wasn’t enough

James 6

Unlucky deflection to help Podence’s equaliser into the net

Zouma 7

Desperately unlucky with first half header which crashed against the bar

Silva 6

Another dependable display at the back – always cool

Neto celebrates his winning goal

Chilwell 7

Set up Giroud’s goal with superb cross after another raid down left

Havertz 6

Tidy display without putting any real stamp on the gme

Kante 7

Tireless terrier who kept prompting from just in front of back line

Mount 7

Always a threat going forward and from set pieces

Pulisic 6

Hovered in and out of the game. Not one of his best displays

Giroud 8

Made up for early miss with opportunist volley to put Chelsea on their way

Werner 6

Superb cut back put Chilwell away to create Chelsea’s opener

SUBS:

Kovacic (Havertz 72)

Abraham (Giroud 72)

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