Christian Pulisic scored his first goal of the season for Chelsea, as his team scored a direct victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Chelsea increased the pressure with Kai Havertz breaking the scoring moments before the break, before Pulisic doubled his lead in the 54th minute of the match, passing the ball past Wolverhampton goalkeeper Jose Sa.
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Armando Bruja scored the third goal in the 90th minute and scored his first goal for the club after he hit a pass to Mateo Kovacic.
The visitors weren’t really in the game and Diego Costa was unable to find the net against his old team, as Wolves, without a coach, struggled on a disappointing afternoon.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter made seven changes to his starting lineup with Tuesday’s reverse game against AC Milan at the San Siro in mind, but Chelsea showed off their depth in depth and outplayed a lackluster Wolverhampton side who scored their only win of the season against Southampton in early September.
“Credit Wolves came out and gave us more tests in the second half, we saw that period and managed to score a beautiful goal. Great at the end for Armando [Broja] Potter said.
“We want to score more than one goal, we were playing well and if you have that level of performance the goals will come. Just a case of keeping that level and keeping the good performance. The effort was great and they worked hard in training this week.”
After the match, top scorer Havertz said, “Overall I am very happy. 3-0 is a good result in front of our fans. Good atmosphere and good match.”
“We have a great team, a lot of good players. We are all together in this. Today we have a lot of changes but everyone is involved in every game. We have to be positive, even those who are not playing. Armando gets a chance and scores right away.”
“Tuesday is next, a big Champions League game. We have to recover well and come back again.”
Brugga, Chelsea’s first-time top scorer, said the moment was “surreal”.
“It’s always a wait when they check for a possible offside,” Brugga said. “I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed but I thought I timed the run well.”
“Thanks to the fans for the support. It’s unreal, I’ve been waiting for my first goal. It’s a surreal moment. I can’t describe it in words. Until Tuesday now. Was a good performance.
“Everyone knows that at one of the biggest clubs in the world there will be competition. It helps us all develop as players. We have a great team, and everyone is required at all times.”
Information from Reuters contributed to this report