CHELSEA’S defensive frailties have FINALLY been exposed.
After their pulsating start to the Premier League season under new boss Maurizio Sarri, the realities came to roost at the Molineux.
PA:Press Association4 Andreas Christensen was woeful as Chelsea lost to Wolves 2-1
The issues in this team are not only in the attack, once again on show as fragile Alvaro Morata spent most of the night on the floor before being hooked midway through the second half.
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After a comfortable first 45 minutes, Sarri’s men were battered and bullied by Wolves in what was a humbling defeat that exposed the weaknesses in this team.
With nine games in December, Sarri shuffled his pack at Wolves with Cesc Fabregas, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Andreas Christensen making their first league starts of the season.
Reuters4 The Dane failed to take advantage of his first league start of the season
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It was an an opportunity for 22-year-old Christensen to prove himself to new boss Sarri in what was his first appearance in the Prem since May.
With David Luiz’s dismal display at Wembley a fortnight ago, this was a chance for Christensen to step up.
But the Great Dane looked more like Chelsea’s Chihuahua out there.
Under Antonio Conte, Christensen was a regular in a back-three after his successful two-year loan spell with Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga.
Getty Images4 Marcos Alonso also had a game to forget in Chelsea's backline