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Coady hails Chiquinho after amazing impact for Wolves against Chelsea

Conor Coady lavished praise on Chiquinho, after the youngster made a significant impact for Wolves against Chelsea on Saturday.

Wanderers appeared to be heading for their fourth straight defeat in the Premier League.

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Romelu Lukaku had put the hosts 2-0 up at Stamford Bridge.

But Wanderers managed to get back into the contest thanks to a wonderful goal from Francisco Trincao.

And then Coady struck in 97th minute to get the visitors back on terms, something few would have seen coming given Wolves’ poor record when it comes to falling behind in games this season.

It was a fantastic show of character, from a team that have really disappointed in recent weeks.

Performance have not been good, and the showing against Brighton was extremely alarming.

But Wolves were much improved in west London and showed admirable fighting spirit against the reigning European champions.

And Wolves’ comeback was made possible thanks in-part to Chiquinho, who provided assists for both of Wolves’ goals.

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The January signing from Estoril released Trincao, before putting in a superb cross for Coady to nod in the equaliser.

Goalscorer Coady made sure to acknowledge the youngster and his contributions after the game.

He said: “I went into the box, hoping Chiquinho would get it. I thought he was outstanding when he came on.

“He’s a young lad who’s learning every day and he took the game to Chelsea. He ran at them every single time he got the ball, and he always put a ball inside the box.

“I knew if it came to him that the ball would come in somehow. It was just about being in the right place at the right time. But the ball was outstanding and all I had to do was put it in the back of the net because he put such a lovely ball in.”

Chiquinho impact against Chelsea may show he’s finally ready for first Premier League start

Chiquinho has looked lively every time he’s taken to the pitch since coming to Wolves in January.

Wolves’ January window was extremely low-key and somewhat underwhelming, but Wanderers may actually have a gem on their hands in the 22-year-old.

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Chiquinho is a livewire who also works really hard. And he doesn’t appear to be fazed when he gets out there which is very encouraging.

His decisive impact against Chelsea may well now lead to a first start for the youngster.

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