Nuno Espirito Santo hails Wolves' Morgan Gibbs-White in Chelsea clash

  • Nuno Espirito Santo hails Wolves' Morgan Gibbs-White in Chelsea clash

Nuno Espirito Santo hails Wolves' Morgan Gibbs-White in Chelsea clash

With superb performances in the Europa League and Carabao Cup, the 22-year-old has convinced Chelsea fans that he does have a future at the club. On Wednesday, Wolves host Chelsea at Molineux Stadium, looking to pick up a win after losing to Cardiff. The Italian admitted he was "really worried" by what he had seen thereafter as Wolves turned the game on its head through Diogo Jota's victor. However, Chelsea could close the gap on Saturday when they host City at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard, without a goal in two months, saw a pair of half-chances come and go in the opening seven minutes but the Blues did not have to wait long for a breakthrough.

Loftus-Cheek cut in from the left and hit a curling shot that struck the head of the unlucky Conor Coady to wrongfoot goalkeeper Rui Patricio and creep inside the near post.

Cesc Fabregas replaces Jorginho in the middle of the park.

Alvaro Morata should have equalised for Chelsea.

It was a magnificent night for Wolverhampton Wanderers and their manager Nuno Espirito Santo who dared to be courageous in his selection, especially with the 18-year-old English boy Morgan Gibbs-White and was rewarded.

What does it mean? Hazard continued to look risky, fizzing a shot narrowly over late on, but he has not found the net since October 7.

The 2017 champions can ill-afford to drop more points in the title race if Sarri's men intend to challenge for the Premier League crown.

- Wolves have defeated "Big 6" opposition in the Premier League for the first time since February 2011 against Manchester United (2-1) - they were winless in their previous 18 such games. Over their last six games, Wolves have lost five games and have picked up only one point.