Chelsea was surprised at home in front of their new owner Todd Boehly. Wolves captain Conor Coady headed a 97th-minute equalizer to deny Chelsea victory on the day the sale of the club was agreed. Todd Boehly the man leading the consortium’s purchase was watching on at Stamford Bridge, Romelu Lukaku looked to have secured victory for the Blues with two goals in three second-half minutes.
Wolves Denied Chelsea’s first Victory with Late Goal
The Belgian striker converted a penalty to put Chelsea in front in the 56th minute for his first league goal of 2022 and soon added his second with a clever first-time right-foot finish from Christian Pulisic’s pass.
That should have wrapped up a victory that would have virtually guaranteed Chelsea’s presence in next season’s Champions League, but Tuchel’s side showed their vulnerability – 13 of the last 15 league goals they have conceded have come in the second half – and their winless run in the Premier League now stretches to three games.
League goals since a 1-1 draw with Brighton on 29 December
Wolves which have been struggling put out a strong fight against the home team as they came back from two goals down to level scores 2:2. With 11 minutes of normal time remaining, the visitors were staring at a fourth successive defeat without scoring a goal.
On loan, Barcelona star Trincao’s superb curling effort from outside the box gave Wolves hope and they then had a flurry of chances to level before Coady rose highest to head Chiquinho’s cross beyond Edouard Mendy and spark huge celebrations in the away end. Boss Lage had to watch from home after returning a positive Covid test, but his side’s substitutions proved crucial with both goalscorer Trincao and Chiquinho, who got both assists, brought on with Wolves 2-0 down.
With three games remaining, Coady headed into level seven minutes into added time. Wolves still have the chance to secure European football next term but must navigate a tricky run-in that includes facing both Manchester City and Liverpool.