Wolverhampton Wanderers stun Chelsea with Matheus Cunha hat-trick in 4-2 victory

Posted : 04 February 2024

In a thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Wolverhampton Wanderers' Matheus Cunha showcased his goal-scoring prowess with a hat-trick, capitalizing on Chelsea's defensive vulnerabilities to secure a 4-2 victory.

 

The woes for Chelsea, coming off a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool midweek, began when Cole Palmer put them in the lead in the 20th minute. However, just two minutes later, Joao Gomes set up Cunha, whose shot took a significant deflection off Chelsea's Thiago Silva.

 

Wolves' second goal, just before halftime, added to Chelsea's misery as Axel Disasi inadvertently redirected the ball into his own net, leaving goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic wrongfooted.

 

Cunha continued his onslaught in the second half, making it 3-1 midway through after a swift counter-attack orchestrated by Pedro Neto. The Brazilian completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute, drawing a foul from Chelsea's Malo Gusto.

 

Despite a late consolation header from Thiago Silva in the 86th minute, Chelsea couldn't mount a comeback, and the 4-2 defeat added to their recent struggles, leaving the home supporters disheartened and some leaving the stadium before the final whistle.

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