'Our missing link': Wolves fans rave about Romain Saiss after Chelsea win

General view outside the stadium as fans arrive prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea FC at Molineux on December 5, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United...

Romain Saiss made only his second Premier League start of the season as Wolverhampton Wanderers sealed a famous win against Chelsea.

Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers embraces Romain Saiss of Wolverhampton Wanderers after the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea FC at...

It is fair to say the crisis is over at Molineux.

With five defeats in their last six games, Wolverhampton Wanderers fans would not have been too thrilled to see Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea make the trip to the Black Country on Wednesday night.

But Nuno Espirito Santo’s side responded to the mounting criticism in style, sealing a famous - and fully deserved - 2-1 win against a Chelsea side that had lost just once in their previous 14 Premier League fixtures.

Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota were the architects of a famous triumph, scoring in the second half to render Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s first-half effort a mere consolation.

Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-1 during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea FC at Molineux on December...

But Romain Saiss deserves credit for his role in the victory. The 28-year-old Moroccan international appeared to have an almost impossible task when asked to step in for the suspended Ruben Neves in central midfield, but he rose to the occasion in only his second Premier League start.

Saiss outshone his exalted opposition, including Willian and Eden Hazard, and has surely given Nuno some food for thought. For far too long, Saiss has been underrated inside and outside of Molineux but surely that has to change now.

Romain Saiss of Wolverhampton Wanderers in action with Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea FC at Molineux on December 5,...

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