Saturday 15 December, 2018

Chelsea beaten at Wolves, lose more ground in title race

Wolverhampton's Diogo Jota, centre, reacts during the English Premier League football match against  Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.

Wolverhampton's Diogo Jota, centre, reacts during the English Premier League football match against Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.

Chelsea lost more ground in the Premier League title race by squandering an early lead to go down 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.

Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota scored goals in a four-minute span around the hour mark to condemn Chelsea to a second loss in three games, after a recent 3-1 defeat at Tottenham.

Chelsea are 10 points behind unbeaten leader Manchester City and could now be in a race just to finish in the top four to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Maurizio Sarri's side took the lead in the 18th minute when Ruben Loftus-Cheek's goalbound effort deflected inside the near post off the head of Wolves defender Conor Coady.

It was another good result against a top-flight heavyweight for Wolves, who have also drawn against Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal.

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