Chelsea boss Sarri on Wolves draw: We changed system for first time

Arnold Nichols
March 11, 2019

Five victories (including three in the Europa League) since their 6-0 mauling at the hands of champions City had lifted the mood around Stamford Bridge, alleviating some of the pressure on manager Maurizio Sarri's shoulders in the process.

Maurizio Sarri admitted that Chelsea missed a "great opportunity" to gain ground on their Premier League top-four rivals after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at Stamford Bridge.

"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".

"Of course if you want to play with one touch you need movements with the other players".

Wolves are welcoming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's in-form United to what will be a packed-out Molineux on Saturday night, and are going into it after picking up a point at Chelsea.

"After the game [against Wolves], we are a bit sad because we could maybe do a bit better", Hazard added. He needs more movement without the ball, not only when he has the ball at his feet. In the last 20 minutes, Jorginho is not suitable for 4-2-3-1, so it was only a effect of the change of the system.

Asked why he chose to switch his tactics, Sarri replied: "Because, for the first time, we were playing against a team who didn't want to play. They didn't counter-attack in the last 30 minutes so we had to try".

"We need to do more in that kind of situation".

With fifth-placed Arsenal taking on fourth-placed Manchester United at the Emirates in Sunday's 4.30pm kick-off, Chelsea have the flawless opportunity to climb up the table with a win over Wolves in west London.

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