Hudson-Odoi was also now finding room down the right to deliver crosses, but we were then given a warning about getting complacent with our dominance, when Neto intercepted a pass high up the pitch and was released in behind our defence by a quick one-two with Podence, but thankfully his attempted chip over Mendy landed on top of the crossbar and bounced behind for a goal kick.
That proved to be Podence’s last touch, as Wolves brought on their new signing Willian Jose to make his debut. Tuchel responded with an attacking double change of our own, with Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham replacing Chilwell and Giroud. That meant Hudson-Odoi switching to the left side and Pulisic coming on as the other wing-back, although by this point in the game, given our domination, our two wing-backs were operating further forward than most team’s wingers.Pulisic instantly seemed to put the Wolves defenders on the back foot with some direct running with the ball as the same pattern of play, something akin to a training game of attack against defence, continued.
It was through some Pulisic trickery down the right that we went a whisker away from taking the lead, as he drew defenders towards him, leaving space Kovacic to curl in a shot as the ball came across the edge of the box to him, but the ball rippled the side netting the wrong side of the post with Rui Patricio beaten.
Hudson-Odoi then drew a save with the goalkeeper at full stretch with a shot from a similar position after cutting in from the left, but with five minutes left we were still searching for the goal our dominant performance deserved.
Wolves defender Willy Boly almost put the ball into the net for us as he attempted to clear inside the six-yard box, after substitute Mason Mount had turned smartly into the penalty area and drilled across goal.
It looked like we might find that goal with the very last touch of the game, as Havertz rose highest to power a header towards goal from a Mount corner, but somehow Wolves got a body in the way to deflect the ball over, and the referee blew the final whistle before we could take the resulting second corner.