EPL: What Eden Hazard said after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Wolves

Virginia Santiago
March 11, 2019

A late goal from Eden Hazard earns Chelsea a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in Sunday's Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge. For the first time we were playing against a team who didn't want to play.

Maurizio Sarri admitted that Chelsea missed a "great opportunity" to gain ground on their Premier League top-four rivals after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at Stamford Bridge.

Mauricio Pochettino's side sit third, one point ahead of Arsenal and four clear of Chelsea in sixth - the Blues do have a game in hand. The team could defend in the last 20 metres with 11 players.

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But I came back the next morning with a big spirit, with a big confidence for Sunday first and also for this week. Emery made five changes from that side and was rewarded with a vital victory.

Sarri says: "They [were] not organised, they defended in low density, they didn't need any organisation in that case."

He said: "If the other players don't move without the ball, Jorginho is in trouble".

"And so if there are no spaces, it's very hard to score if you play with five or six touches against a very physical team with 11 players in the last 20 metres".

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"The beginning of the season was, 'Oh, my God, Chelsea is learning very quickly the philosophy of the manager, it's unbelievable.' Then after a few months, 'Oh, Chelsea didn't learn anything yet, Sarri-ball is not good enough'".

"In the last 20 minutes we played a new system, 4-2-3-1".

"We tried to change with [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek because he is a good presence in the opposing box and [Callum] Hudson-Odoi because to have someone able in the one-on-one situation is very important. They didn't counter-attack in the last 30 minutes so we had to try".

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Having just lost to Tottenham, breaking our unbeaten run, we were in need of positive results to set things right again.

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