Coady | Clean sheet 'always good against a world class team'

Conor Coady was happy Wolves were able to get another point on the board as he and his fellow defenders kept their seventh clean sheet of the season to keep Chelsea at bay at Molineux.

In one of just four Premier League matches which were played at the weekend due to the rise in Covid cases across the top-flight, Wolves had the better of the chances in the first-half, but with Chelsea getting on the front foot in the second period, the captain was pleased the side were able to dig in and claim the draw.

On being pleased with a point

“Yeah, of course we are. We’re playing the champions of Europe – they won the Champions League last year, so we’d be daft to say we’re not happy with a point.

“Do I think we could’ve got something more? Yeah, of course I do. But they’re a top team and I thought the second-half we had to defend and we knew we’d have to defend at times.

“We’ve done it, we’ve dug in and we’ve made sure we’ve kept zero on the board. It’s always good against a world class team to keep a zero on the board, so we’re happy with it.”

On keeping Chelsea out

“It’s always something we want to do. We don’t want to concede goals, it’s simple as that. We work a lot on our defending and we work a lot on being together, being compact and being organised, and it’s important we keep on doing that and don’t go away from that.

“Do we want to then go for the game a little bit more? Of course, we do. I think we’ve done that in spells, especially in the first-half. We made them change a bit in the first half-an-hour with how we were playing, because we’ve worked a lot on how we wanted to play since the Brighton game.

“I thought we that was pleasing, but we knew we were going to have to defend. They’re a world class team with world class players and it doesn’t matter who they’ve got out because they bring somebody else in who’s just as good.

“It’s a good point on the board and we’ll move forward now to Watford.”

On another clean sheet

“It’s huge. Especially against those teams who can hurt you at the click of a finger, because they’re so good in tight areas.

“You’ve got Mason Mount and Reece James who can whip balls in and N’Golo Kante pops up, so they’re fantastic footballers, so it was important we stick together, and we stuck together.

“That’s something we always tend to do at this football club and it’s something we all pride ourselves on, and we’ll continue to do that and hopefully we’ll keep picking up points.”

On possible disruption to preparations

“It doesn’t change anything. We’re all professional footballer. Obviously, we wanted the game to go on as much as possible.

“For us, we think it’s important we try to keep on playing as much as possible, if it’s safe to do it.

“But we’ve got to prepare ourselves because we’re professional footballers and we’re preparing for a game, and that doesn’t change when you’re hearing things [the game being postponed] or something that may happen or may not happen.

“We’ve prepared ourselves all the way until the last minute, and I think you saw that tonight, that we’ve done things right and we were ready for the game.”