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Neville: Wolves ‘lacked ambition’ to beat Chelsea

Phil Neville believes Wolves should have gone for more goals at Chelsea – because he reckons they’re good enough to rattle the top six.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge after Raul Jimenez’s 56th-minute opener was cancelled out by Eden Hazard in the second minute of time added on.

Wolves had just two attempts, one on target, while Chelsea had 22 efforts, of which six were at goal.

Neville, the former Manchester United utility man and now England womens’ coach, reckons Wolves should have gambled by taking the game to Chelsea more.

He said on BBC’s Match Of The Day: “Particularly after Eden Hazard scored late on, I wonder if those players went back to the dressing room feeling if they’d have been a little bit more adventurous, that they could have scored another two or three goals.

“They’ve got eight games to go and they’re seventh in the league against a Chelsea side that’s nervy, not flowing or with the crowd with them.

“Wolves were disciplined and organised and you could see they had a shape. They have been successful against all of the top six teams.

“I do actually sympathise with what (Mauricio) Sarri says in terms of it was a Wolves team that didn’t show that much ambition to try to win the game.

“I said earlier in the season they they’re one of the best teams to ever come up from the Championship. I still believe that.

“The next step for Nuno and his team is to start going to these top six clubs, and, with the players they’ve got and the money they have spent, to start to dominate, because I think they’re good enough.”