Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says there must be big improvements across the board after their 5-2 loss at home to Chelsea. Nuno’s side, who finished seventh on their return to the Premier League last season, qualified for the Europa League and thus started the season midway through July.
They played two rounds of qualification games before their first Premier League assignment of the season – a 0-0 draw away at Leicester City.
However, they have failed to build upon that promising result and have not won in five games so far this season, leaving them 19th in the table.
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The Chelsea result was, by far, their worst of the season after the defence collapsed against Frank Lampard’s side.
A brace from Tammy Abraham after Fikayo Tomori put Chelsea in front saw the Blues go 3-0 up at half time to put the game beyond Wolves.
Abraham then sealed his hat-trick 10 minutes into the second half, and, while an own goal from the forward and a strike from Patrick Cutrone halved the deficit, Wolves could not fight their way back into the game.
Mason Mount’s injury-time goal rubbed salt into the wounds and means Wolves are still looking for their first domestic win of the season, as they prepare to face Sporting Braga at Molineux on Thursday.
Ahead of that game, Nuno admitted the performance was not good enough on Saturday and says they must work hard to get back to the standards of last season.
Nuno said: “We have to change and become better. We cannot make mistakes. “We will analyse the mistake. What happened? How can we avoid it? Sometimes it’s credit to the players of Chelsea, good goals, but some of the eight were mistakes that we must not repeat.
“We need to become better, play better, organise better, be more aggressive, more intense, everybody knows. The only solution? Work.” Wolves’ next two Premier League fixture are away at Crystal Palace then home to bottom club Watford a week later.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.