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.
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.
Saiss is so underrated, Neves all last season and then Moutinho last night all look better players with him around them. Knows his role in the side and frees up the flair players #wwfc— Liam Flecknor (@LiamFleck) December 6, 2018
Saiss a bit of an unsung hero last night on reflection. He made some great tackles in the middle and did the dirty work. I was concerned he might of been sent off at 1 point but he looked comfortable back in that role today and played well. #wwfc— Dean Finney (@deanfinney999) December 6, 2018
for me saiss was absolutely unreal. faultless from start to end. he had a blinder and deserves all the praise and should imo start the next game.— otto (@otto_wwfc) December 5, 2018
Saiss has been our missing link. Compliments a creative midfielder. #wwfc— Pete ⚫️ (@wolvcelt) December 5, 2018