Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham: Premier League 2
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Connor Ronan must be wishing he'd left Wolves this summer

Wolves lost once again in the Premier League yesterday, with Chelsea winning 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Not much was expected of Wanderers going into the game.

It had been a week of disruption following the sacking of Bruno Lage after the West Ham United game.

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But with the pressure off, or at least not as a great as it was on Chelsea, fans were right to at least expect a performance full of guts.

But sadly for Steve Davis, who took the team along with James Collins, there was no danger of Wolves getting anything from the game.

The Blues dominated the first-half, with Wolves giving their opponents far too much space.

The pressure told when Kai Havertz broke the deadlock just before half-time.

After the break, Wolves got on the ball a bit more and used it well.

But Christian Pulisic doubled the hosts’ lead, before Armando Broja sealed the points late on.

Quite simply, the new man that comes in has a huge job on his hands, because it was an awful, insipid display and many of the players out there right now for Wolves are letting themselves down.

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Perhaps one miniscule positive of the day was Joe Hodge making his first-team debut.

The youngster came with the squad, with Boubacar Traore having been ill in the lead up to the game.

He replaced Goncalo Guedes at half-time, and considering the circumstances, he gave a good impression of himself.

Hodge’s introduction was perhaps understandable given the two coaches know him well. Collins really lavished praise on him this week following his U21s display against Manchester City.

But it was interesting to see him get on ahead of Connor Ronan, who is still yet to play any minutes this season.

Connor Ronan will surely be wishing he left Wolves

While it was a great moment for Hodge, and clearly one he really deserved, Ronan must have looked on feeling slightly disappointed.

With Ruben Neves suspended and Traore ill, the game might have finally been a chance for the 24-year-old to show what he can do.

Like Hodge, Collins knows Ronan’s qualities well.

To have not gotten any minutes at Stamford Bridge must have left him feeling frustrated.

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Ronan had interest in him in the summer following his strong season with St Mirren.

He stuck around after impressing Bruno Lage. But it does not appear to have been the right decision.

Maybe the new man that comes in will give him some chances. But for now, it would be no surprise if Ronan had some regrets about not leaving Molineux in the summer.