Chelsea lost more ground in the Premier League title race by squandering an early lead to go down 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.

Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota scored goals in a four-minute span around the hour mark to condemn Chelsea to a second loss in three games, after a recent 3-1 defeat at Tottenham.

Wolverhampton's Diogo Jota, centre, reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Wolverhampton’s Diogo Jota, centre, reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Chelsea is 10 points behind unbeaten leader Manchester City and could now be in a race just to finish in the top four to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Wolverhampton's Raul Jimenez, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Wolverhampton’s Raul Jimenez, left, celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Maurizio Sarri’s side took the lead in the 18th minute when Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s goalbound effort deflected inside the near post off the head of Wolves defender Conor Coady.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

It was another good result against a top-flight heavyweight for Wolves, who have also drawn against Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal.

Wolverhampton's goalkeeper Rui Patricio makes a save during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Wolverhampton’s goalkeeper Rui Patricio makes a save during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

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Source: The Associated Press

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