When Chelsea played Wolves the first time this season, a dull first 30 minutes was followed by a 7-goal explosion, with Chelsea winning 5-2.
This time, a dull first 40 minutes was followed by 2-goal explosion before half-time — Mason Mount with a picture perfect free kick after Alonso won a questionable foul; then Giroud not giving up after an initial save on a short-counter.
Chelsea emerged much more in control in the second half, which was precisely what was needed, especially with Wolves throwing on plenty of fresh legs, including Adama Traoré. But other than a couple strong runs from him, Chelsea dealt with the opposition very well all afternoon.
This win has secured Chelsea’s attendance in the Champions League as the finish top four in the Premier League after Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United.