Chelsea have been frustrated by Wolves in the first-half of this afternoon’s clash, the Blues have failed to make their dominance of possession count so far.
Chelsea’s style of play seems far too predictable and it seems like the Blues are being frustrated by their opposition far too easily this season. The main issue is the lack of creativity that is coming from midfield, the players just seem to be ticking by and not much is happening.
On-loan striker Gonzalo Higuain has looked lively so far, the Argentine has fashioned some shooting opportunities for himself in the opening 45 minutes – but nothing special enough to see it’s way past Wolves’ organised defensive line.
Wolves have managed the game expertly so far and Chelsea need to get something going very early into the second-half, if they are to have any hopes of getting three points today.
Check out the stats from the first-half, Chelsea have so far failed to make their possession count for something:
Chelsea 0-0 Wolves HT:
Passing accuracy: 90%-75%
Chances created: 4-0
One-way traffic in the first half but Chelsea unable to find a way past the Wolves defence. pic.twitter.com/ud0exlEiEB
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 10, 2019
Check out some reaction to the side’s performance so far below:
To slow on the ball !
— Daz fisher (@DazFisher7) March 10, 2019
– Complete domination; just nothing to show for it.
– No one’s played poorly, just no one has completely stood out either.
– ‘Park The Bus Wanderers’ ?
– A bit more creativity/dynamism needed in our midfield right now. RLC on at HT perhaps?
— ForeverBlue?? ????????? (@sazio1984) March 10, 2019
Yes Wolves is compact and solid at the back but Why not try something different if we can’t penetrate? We can try to shoot from outside the box or whip in crosses you know, instead of doing the same thing that’s not working over and over again
— Rudy (@sadikirendani10) March 10, 2019
Very slugish game by our team. RLC & CHO need to come on pls if were to be attacking minded. Sarri is still our problem. No plan B pic.twitter.com/5DoPf9cYRC
— Zindiwet (@zindiwet) March 10, 2019
Kovacic needs to come off – pointless having 3 players that can’t score in midfield.
— ChelseaFC Fan base (@CFC_Trueblues) March 10, 2019
Cesc had more creativity than all the chelsea midfielders combined. Shame Sarri never saw that. But Kovacic and Jorginho need to have the balls to play incisive through balls instead of just playing the safe pass.
— Randra (@Wolfman1705) March 10, 2019
RLC AND CHO NEEDED IN THE SECOND HALF.
— ?? (@CescomobiIe) March 10, 2019
Not convinced by sarri ball…
— Agosa Steve (@steve_agosa) March 10, 2019
This whole team needs to be deleted.
— T?. (@Talick_Kaddu) March 10, 2019
The game is boring
— ttooyyee (@ttooyyee2000) March 10, 2019
— Rob Eccles (@RobEccles_) March 10, 2019
This Sarriball is nonsense
— Magatshana Dingilizwe Ntuli (@Magatshana) March 10, 2019
Chelsea have to capitalise on the opportunity they are faced with today, with Arsenal hosting Manchester United later today – one of Chelsea’s rivals are bound to drop points – giving the Blues the chance to leapfrog one of the teams they are battling for a top four place with.
They really can’t afford to slip up against Wolves today.