Chelsea fullback Marcos Alonso has revealed that his side are very disappointed following their Premier League loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.
The 2-1 defeat at the hands of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side means that the Blues have now lost twice during their past three league encounters. It also means that they lose further ground on Liverpool and Manchester City in this season’s title race.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek continued his recent good form by putting the Blues ahead during the 18th minute. During the second half, the Blues were punished for wasting their opportunities in front of goal as Wolves scored two goals within four minutes through Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota. Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga committed a howler which allowed Mexico international Jimenez to bag the equalizer.
As reported by The Standard, Alonso said: “Yes, we are hurting right now. We are not doing very well at the moment. It’s more than what we are doing individually, it’s all of us as a team. We have to get better as a collective.
“We had the chances to win against Wolves, we controlled the first half and began the second with some more opportunities. Then, like the last few games, we were not loyal to our style of play.”
Maurizio Sarri’s charges are now ten points behind league leaders Manchester City and eight adrift of second-place Liverpool. The Blues will have to return to winning ways soon or they could be resigned to having to once again challenge for a place in the top four rather than contesting for the League title.
The one positive which the Blues can take from the game was the performance of Loftus-Cheek. Due to the youngster’s lack of regular starts, the rumour mill has suggested that he was unhappy and could be headed out on loan during the January transfer window. However, the England international has surely now done enough to warrant more opportunities for the rest of the season.