Maurizio Sarri says Wolves were not 'organised' during 1-1 draw vs Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri

The race for the top four really is hotting up.

Tottenham's dismal four game run which has seen them pick up just one point has now made it an incredibly tight four-horse race.

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.

Maurizio Sarri's side have rallied in the aftermath of the Kepa Arrizabalag fiasco a in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

Their 2-0 win at home to Spurs was one of their best performances of the season, but they missed a golden opportunity yesterday against Wolves.

Despite having 22 shots on goal, Chelsea had to settle for a 1-1 draw against the newly-promoted outfit.

And it could have been much worse, with the Blues needing Eden Hazard to conjure up some magic in stoppage-time to cancel out Raul Jimenez's opening goal.

Wolves mustered just two shots on goal throughout the 90 minutes, but defensibly they were solid as a rock for the most part.

Their organisation has seen them record the third best defensive record away from home in the Premier League this season, just behind Manchester City and Liverpool.

Chelsea vs Wolves

But after the game, Sarri rather bitterly dismissed the claim that Nuno Espirito Santo's side were 'organised'.


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

"We made mistakes. Today we played against a team that didn’t want to play."

Is that not a tad harsh, Maurizio? The Italian then went on to question his side's attacking output at Stamford Bridge.

"So they stayed in the last 25 metres [of the pitch] and defended really well, without playing," Sarri said.

Sarri vs Wolves

"In that case, we need to move the ball faster and movement without the ball, otherwise it is impossible to score against ten players in 20 metres.

"We need to do more in that kind of situation. But I think also we were unlucky to concede the goal."

Chelsea's next Premier League game pits them against Everton at Goodison Park and anything but three points would be a close to a disaster for Sarri.

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