Doherty on Wolves' Stamford Bridge game plan

Matt Doherty believes Wolves should take heart from their game plan being so successful at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, despite conceding late on.

Wolves knew what to expect against Chelsea and dealt with everything asked of them, with Rui Patricio only required to save shots from distance. When Raul Jimenez struck, the three points appeared on the cards, before Eden Hazard’s injury time equaliser, but Doherty insists the game plan had worked impressively until that point.

On the game plan working

“We knew we’d have long spells without possession at times, but we knew the longer the game without them scoring, that we’d get chances and we did.

“We got a chance and were clinical enough to take it. We went 1-0 up and I thought we were going to see it out, but it wasn’t to be.

“I don’t think they created anything too clear-cut, so when you conceded like that, it’s heartbreaking.”

On repelling Chelsea

“They played some nice stuff, but it was pretty much all in front of us, I don’t think they opened us up too much.

“I thought we defended really well, but obviously Hazard showed his quality at the end by sticking it in, not many players would have been able to do that with the pressure of the last minute.”

On not thinking about Europe

“We’ve got to get there, we’ll only think about it if we do. We obviously want to finish as high as we can, and if we stay in the position we are, there’s a chance it might happen.

“We’ll have to wait and see. If we keep putting in performances like that, I’m sure the points will take care of themselves.”