LIAM BERRY GIVES HIS PLAYER RATINGS FOR WOLVES V CHELSEA
Wolves battled to their eighth victory of the season in an all-important 1-0 win against Chelsea
JOSE SA - 7
The shot-stopper had a great game, calm on the ball and was vital in Wolves’ playing out from the back. Had some good claims for crosses and really released pressure from the defence at times, so a seven from me.
Nelson Semedo - 7
One of his best performances in a Wolves shirt this season, he’s really come to life since the arrival of Julen Lopetegui. Kept up his good form with a great game keeping players such as Joao Felix and Mikhalo Mudryk at bay.
CRAIG DAWSON - 7
The Englishmen looked a bit suspect at times, but generally a great performance and certainly grew into the game. Kept things solid when Chelsea applied pressure and blocked shot after shot to help keep the lead. Strong.
Max Kilman - 8
The captain on the day led by example. A generally strong performance from the skipper who read the game well whilst being calm on the ball as always. Deserved the clean sheet on the day which was also his 100th Wolves appearance.
Toti Gomes - 7
Playing left back two games in a row, Toti had a great game in a position he’s not played as much in his career. He kept Raheem Sterling quiet, whilst also driving forward with the ball well. He has a mistake or two in him but that will iron out over time as he gets more and more experience. Promising.
Mario Lemina - 7
The January signing has impressed for far during his time at Wolves, and he maintained that good reputation in this game. He was physical and gives the team so much energy when he’s on the pitch, his performance got him a deserved standing ovation when substituted off.
Joao Gomes - 9
What a player! With Neves out due to suspension, someone needed to step up, and boy did Gomes do so! Challenge after challenge came in, celebrating each and every one of them. The passion he shows is a breath of fresh air. Maybe we will be alright without Neves after all!
Matheus Nunes - 9 & MAN OF THE MATCH
Since his signing, he has failed to live up to expectations. With a goal of the season candidate and a solid individual performance, he provided a season defining display, and has given Wolves a massive three points that will help their bid to stay up. And surely increase his confidence.
Matheus Cunha - 8
When he’s playing in the pocket of space behind a number nine, Cunha is a serious player and should be one of the first names on the teamsheet week in week out. An energetic performance from the Brazilian, and hopefully there will be more goals to follow.
Daniel Podence - 6
Following news of a potential ban due to allegedly spitting at Brandon Johnson – which he denies – Podence started this game playing on his favoured left hand side. He gave a solid display and seemed to get stuck in more than he usually does.
Diego Costa - 6
Playing against the club he won two titles with, Costa used his footballing brain to try and make an impact in the game. With a chance in the first half saved by Kepa, he showed his intelligence by making great runs in behind and also holding the ball up well in the channels.
Hwang – 7
Moutinho – 6
Traore – N/A
Sarabia – N/A
Collins – N/A
ARTICLE BY LIAM BERRY
I am a life long Wolves fan that is passionate for the club. I am a sixth form student who loves writing about things I love!