Maurizio Sarri
Mauricio Sarri. AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLO

Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has said his players were overconfident after they lost 2-1 at Wolverhampton on Wednesday in a Premier League clash.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored the opener for the Blues before they conceeded two goals to to hand Wolves the three points.

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Speaking after the clash, Sarri said: “After this match we are less confident but maybe it’s better because sometimes my players show me that they have too much confidence.

“We played well for 55 minutes. After the goal for 1-1, which was an accident because we were in full control of the match, we were suddenly another team without the right distances and without our football.

“I don’t know why. I am really very worried, not for the result but the fact that after the first goal we conceded we did not react very well. I am really very worried for this, not for the result.”

According to the Italian, “In the first 10 minutes of the second-half we could have scored four or five goals. We had four goal opportunities but I don’t want to discuss those…

“I don’t think it depended on the changes, it depended on the mentality of the team. I saw a team without a reaction. You can lose a match but not without a reaction.”

Chelsea are now 10 points off Manchester City at the top of the table and would play them this weekend.