Covid-19-hit Chelsea slipped further behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League title race as they were held to a goalless draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
2021/2022 Premier League
0 – 0
0′ The match is about to start!
14′ OFFSIDE! Podence’s goal disallowed
29′ Yellow Card! Chalobah booked
32′ Yellow Card! Rudiger booked
41′ CHANCE! Dendoncker’s header saved
69′ Hoever shows off his dribble skill
78′ CLOSE! Pulisic’s shot saved by Jose Sa
79′ Sub! Traore replaces Podence
Consequently, the Blues named just four outfield players on the bench at Molineux. The first XI was still strong enough to be competitive but they struggled to create as they were held to a second successive draw.
Daniel Podence had an early goal ruled out for offside as Wolves enjoyed the better of the opening period but in foggy conditions chances were few and far between.
Leander Dendoncker’s header just before half-time was comfortably saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, while Wolves counterpart Jose Sa did well to deny Christian Pulisic from close range late on.
The result, coupled with a 4-0 win for Manchester City against Newcastle on Sunday, means Chelsea are six points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s side.
Wolves, meanwhile, remain eighth but move level on 25 points with seventh-placed Tottenham.
Wolves XI: Moutinho, Marcal, Coady, Jimenez, Saiss, Dendoncker, Jose Sa, Neves, Podence, Kilman, Hoever
Subs: Ruddy, Semedo, Traore, Jordao, Trincão, L. Moulden, Cundle, Hugo Bueno
Chelsea XI: Thiago Silva, Azpilicueta, Alonso, Rudiger, E. Mendy, Kante, Ziyech, T. Chalobah, Mount, Pulisic, Reece James
Subs: Saul , Barkley, Kovacic, M. Bettinelli, Kepa, Sarr