Chelsea vs Wolves: Havertz, Pulisic, and Broja were on target as Chelsea grabbed another Premier League win against a struggling Wolves, defeating them by three un-replied goals at the Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea starting lineup
Kepa, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella, Jorginho, Mount, Gallagher, Loftus-Cheek, Havertz, Pulisic.
Wolves starting lineup
Sa, Semedo, Kilman, Toti, Jonny, Nunes, Moutinho, Traore, Guedes, Podence, Costa.
It was an engaging and tough game between both teams as the Wolves battled for a point after dismissing their coach Bruno Lage.
A few minutes into the game, Callagher went extremely close after being fed at the right-hand side, but he fired wide.
Wolves had a chance in the 7th minute as Traore broke into the middle, but his cross was too wide for Nunes.
Chelsea dominated the game and retained possession in search of a curtain raiser, with their opponents falling into the box.
There was a scramble for a goal in the 26th minute as Chelsea continued to press more for a goal, all to no avail.
As the game nears the end of the first half, the Wolves moved more and more to the back as they tried to stop the overwhelming Potter-led team.
Chelsea showed absolute dominance in the last 20 minutes of the game as they pinned Wolves into their own half.
Chelsea’s effort finally paid off in the stoppage-time of the first half as Kai Havertz scored in the 45+2 minutes to give Chelsea the lead.
After Wolves struggled to clear the ball from their half, Mason Mount was handed a golden opportunity to pass the ball into the box for Havertz’s perfect finish in the injury time of the first half.
The first half ended with the Blues leading with a narrow 1-0 win as Wolves’ Premier League struggles continued.
Wolves made their first substitution in the game, bringing on Joe Hodge for Goncalo Guedes in the 46th minute as they get set to come back into the game.
Nothing changed despite the substitution as Chelsea continued dominating the game, mounting intense pressure on the Wolves’ goalkeeper.
The Blues successfully doubled their lead in the 54th minute courtesy of a Pulisic’s perfect finish.
After a brilliant one-two with Mason Mount in the box, Pulisic lifted the ball over Sa as it looped into the net to compound the visitors’ woes.
Wolves made another substitution bringing on Hee-Chan Wuang while taking off Diego Costa in a desperate attempt to come back into the game
The wolves made a short-lived push to find consolation as the game progressed.
Podence made some tricky moves in the Chelsea box and attempted a shot, but it was blocked by Cucurella.
Seventy minutes into the game, Chelsea was still leading 2-0, with Wolves showing no sign of altering the scoreline.
Wolves began to hold onto possession as the game entered its final 10 minutes, with Chelsea holding on.
It was only a matter of few minutes when Chelsea regained possession and pressed back the visitors in search of a third goal.
Broja completed the rout in the 89th minute to make it 3-0, sinking the Wolves in the game.
The game finally ended with Chelsea grabbing all three points, as the club’s coach Graham Potter recorded his second Premier League win as Chelsea manager.