Wolves beat Chelsea 4-2 with Cunha hat-trick

Wolves beat Chelsea 4-2 with Cunha hat-trick

Wolves forward Matheus Cunha's hat-trick once again laid bare Chelsea's defensive vulnerabilities as they came from behind to secure a 4-2 victory at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. This marked the second instance in a week where the high-spending London side conceded four goals, following their 4-1 loss to Liverpool.

Although Chelsea initially looked promising, taking the lead in the 20th minute through Cole Palmer's 10th Premier League goal for his new team, their advantage was short-lived. João Gomes found Cunha two minutes later, with the shot deflecting off Chelsea's Thiago Silva.

Wolves' second goal just before halftime resulted from a shot by Rayan Aït-Nouri, deemed an own goal as it hit Axel Disasi, leaving Chelsea goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic wrongfooted. Chelsea's forward push revealed defensive disorganization, with 39-year-old Silva's lack of pace evident, and his young defensive teammates displaying a shortage of experience and cohesion.

Cunha extended Wolves' lead to 3-1 in the second half after a break initiated by Pedro Neto, securing his hat-trick with a penalty in the 82nd minute after being fouled by defender Malo Gusto. Silva managed a consolation header for Chelsea, but by then, many home supporters were leaving the stadium.

The defeat places added pressure on coach Mauricio Pochettino, dropping Chelsea to 11th in the table, while Wolves move up to 10th.

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