/Nuno might just have a Wolves problem he never expected – Birmingham Live

Nuno might just have a Wolves problem he never expected – Birmingham Live


Nuno Espirito Santo once against showed his tactical nous to lead Wolves to a memorable win over Chelsea on Wednesday evening.

Despite trailing at half time due to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s opener, Wolves sealed three points in style with goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota.

Without star man Ruben Neves – who missed the match due to suspension – Nuno had to tinker with his starting XI.

Ruben Neves

But the Portuguese head coach’s decision to field Morgan Gibbs-White as a false nine and have Romain Saiss and Joao Moutinho in midfield came as a small shock.

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It worked, however, with all three players playing integral roles in Wolves’ most impressive Premier League win of the season.

After the game Nuno said: “Chelsea have excellent players. Sarri’s idea is to keep the ball and it requires a lot of effort and running – and the boys did that. We did that and we stayed in the game.

“Even though at the start of the second half Chelsea has two chances to score. At that moment I think the team was thinking about going forward and it became rushed and unbalanced.

Nuno Espirito Santo

“And when we got the goal, not only me but Molineux felt we were back in the game. The way they believed and worked for the fans, who became so noisy and pushed the team, and we got a good performance and a good result.”

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But might Nuno now have created a problem he’d never envisaged? Watch the video at the top of the page for Alex Dicken’s thoughts.

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