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Wolves 2-5 Chelsea: 3 reasons why the Blues won | Premier League 2019-20

  • It was the Tammy Abraham show at the Molineux, as the young Englishman led the Chelsea onslaught.
Tony Akatugba
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:29 IST

#2 European commitments taking a toll on Wolves?

Nuno Espirito Santo looks on
Nuno Espirito Santo looks on

Nuno Espirito Santo and his charges were the undisputed giant-killers last term, outsmarting members of the Premier League elite time and again. They finished in a respectable 7th spot, earning the right to enter into the Europa League qualifying rounds.

Europa League commitments have seen Wolves' domestic fixture list punctuated by trips to places like Armenia and Italy, seemingly putting a strain on Nuno Espirito's men.

So far this season, the Wanderers have not managed to pick up a win domestically, with Chelsea adding salt to injury by breaking Wolves' unbeaten run at the Molineux in all competitions via an emphatic 2-5 thrashing. The fortress had not been breached since January 2019.

Wolves' performance was uncharacteristically ragged, and Nuno Espirito said afterwards:

A bad performance with many mistakes

He, however, denied the Europa League was to blame, saying:

It has nothing to do with that

#1 Tammy Abraham repays Lampard's faith in him

Tammy Abraham - a masterclass
Tammy Abraham - a masterclass

When Frank Lampard arrived in the summer, he handed Tammy Abraham the dreaded number 9 shirt, tasking the youngster to succeed where several others before him have failed.

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The Nigerian born Englishman has seemingly found his feet, shrugging off a shaky start to lead the PL scorers chart by 7 goals.

He entered Chelsea folklore with his 3 goals against Wolves, becoming the youngest ever Chelsea player to score a hattrick in the Premier League. He also became the youngest Englishman to score three goals in a PL game since Raheem Sterling's feat in October 2015.

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