Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has said that Chelsea suffered a ‘blackout’ during their shock defeat to Wolves in midweek.
Chelsea had been flying in the Premier League, going on a 12 game unbeaten run at the start of the season, as Maurizio Sarri released the defensive shackles that had been left on by his predecessor Antonio Conte.
However, they seem to have been found out in recent weeks, with teams targetting midfield lynchpin Jorginho, with the Blues subsequently losing two of their last three.
While the defeat against Spurs will not have been a huge surprise, the midweek reverse against Wolves certainly was, and speaking about the 2-1 defeat, Maurizio Sarri has described the second half as a blackout.
“We managed the match against Wolves well for 50 minutes, but then we had a blackout when we faced difficulties,” Sarri said in his pre-match press conference.
“The opponent had five shots with only two on target, but they were both of their goals and we were not able to react.”
Chelsea will be looking to get back on track this weekend, but face the unenviable task of hosting reigning champions and current league leaders, Man City, who have only dropped four points this season.