Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri felt that his players had too much confidence, which ultimately costed them during their 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
The Blues tasted back-to-back away defeats in the Premier League for the first time since March, despite taking the lead inside the opening 20 minutes from Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who was making his first Premier League start of the season and was one of five changes from Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Fulham.
Two goals in the space four frantic minutes courtesy of Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota condemned the Blues to their first defeat against Wolves since January 2011.
Sarri was left shocked by the result after commanding the match for all of the first half and during the opening exchanges after the interval but suggests that it may be a blessing in disguise.
“After this match, we lost confidence”, admitted Sarri.
“But maybe it is better because sometimes my players have showed me that they have too much confidence.”
It proved to be another match for Chelsea where they failed to make the most of several goalscoring opportunities that they created for themselves.
Alvaro Morata was amongst those unable to take their chances, as were Eden Hazard and Willian.
Sarri felt that if his side had shown the necessary ability to convert their opportunities, they would have sealed the victory that many were expecting them to get prior to kick-off.
He added: “We played very well for 55 minutes. After the first goal, for 1-1, it was an accident because we were very in control of the match. We were suddenly another team, without the right distances, I don’t know why.
“I am really very worried, not for the result but because we didn’t react to the first goal of the opponent
“I thought we could have four or five goals in the first 10 minutes [of the second half]. We had other opportunities.”