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Sarri critical of Wolves tactics

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was frustrated with Wolves style of play in their 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge suggesting they “didn’t want to play.”

Wolves were disciplined in defence as they held on for a long time after Jimenez’s surprise 56th-minute opener only to be bridged late in the game by Hazard’s strike.

The stalemate was a huge blow to Chelsea’s ambitions to secure a Champions League spot with nine games of their Premier League season left to play.

And Sarri blamed the slow pace of his side in the attempt to break down a defensive Wolves side.

He told Sky Sports: “We were a bit unlucky because we conceded the goal in the first situation they entered our box. On the other hand, we have to say that you have to play without spaces you have to move the ball faster.

“You have to move with one-two touches not five-six. We have to do better against a team who don’t want to play.

“They didn’t want to play but it’s not enough. We wanted to do better.

“We needed to move the ball faster and more movements without the ball otherwise it’s difficult to play against 10 opponents in 25 metres.”

Sarri rebuffed claims of favouritism after claiming the reasons for removing Jorginho were strictly tactical.

He added: “I am the coach for the players and not the fans.

“For Jorginho it’s difficult to play when the other players are not moving off the ball.

“He’s very able to play at one touch but today it was impossible. He was in trouble and when I decided to play 4-2-3-1 Jorginho was not suitable.”