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Tony Roberts shares how Bruno Lage felt about Chelsea 2-2 Wolves

Wolves managed to pick up an unlikely point against Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday.

Wanderers headed into the game at Stamford Bridge in rotten form having lost the last three matches.

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The display against Brighton was truly awful, and there was potential here for a real shellacking.

Wolves fans would have feared the worst when Chelsea took a 2-0 lead thanks to a double Romelu Lukaku.

But Wolves showed tremendous fight and character to get back into the game, something they’ve had real difficulty with this season.

Francisco Trincao pulled one back with an excellent strike from the edge of the area.

And then deep into injury-time, Conor Coady converted a superb cross from Chiquinho to prompt scenes of bedlam in the away end.

The result was made all the more impressive by the fact that Bruno Lage was not on the touchline for the game having tested positive for Covid-19.

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Despite not being there, Lage still had a big influence and made the calls on substitutions, which ultimately helped Wolves take a point.

Goalkeeper coach Tony Roberts was the man overseeing things in Lage’s absence, and he revealed after the game what Lage’s feelings were about the end result.

He said (via Wolves official): “He was in touch with Alex [Silva, assistant coach] and Carlos [Cachada, fitness coach] and we had a bit of a chat at half-time over the phone, but he is very happy, as you can imagine but also disappointed that we came here and we didn’t get the three points.”

Roberts also admitted there had been some slight confusion in trying to communicate.

“There was a bit of a situation with one of the subs”, he added. “But we got there in the end. Sometimes it was a bit confusing to know what was going on and it was harder over the phone. But it was clear in the end and we got the result with the three subs all having an impact.”

Wolves players deserve major credit for turnaround against Chelsea

The Wolves players were slammed last weekend for their dire performances against Brighton.

This weekend, many of them deserve massive credit.

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It cannot be easy to go to the home of the reigning European champions in bad form without your manager.

Things then become even harder going 2-0 down.

It is clear, despite some strange social media rumours recently, that there is a real togetherness in that squad and a fighting spirit.