Boss Frank Lampard admits his Chelsea players are already feeling festive fatigue after their last-gasp Premier League defeat at Wolves.

Pedro Neto struck in the fifth minute of stoppage time to claim a 2-1 comeback win for the hosts.

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for the visitors four minutes after the break before Daniel Podence's deflected effort pulled Wolves level.

Kurt Zouma hit the crossbar for Chelsea and the hosts also had a late penalty awarded and then overturned.
Victory would have taken the visitors top of the Premier League but they slipped to back-to-back top-flight defeats for the first time in over a year.

Lampard said: "There could be some fatigue. I hate to say it after a defeat because it feels like an excuse but even in the first 60 minutes when we were the better team, we didn't have a zip about us.

"We've travelled up to Everton, came back and then travelled to Wolves but everyone is in the same boat.

"We have a couple of injuries in areas which means I can't make too many changes so I understand that side of it.

"We have been given different kinds of games in these last two. Everton made it difficult for us to break them down - we didn't succeed with that - and Wolves played very much a counter-attacking style.

"The players have to feel that on the pitch because the message was very clear about their counter attack and individuals who could hurt us and that's disappointing."  

Nuno Espirito Santo hailed his side when saying: "We always mention character when things go well and then we forget when things don't go so well the character is still there. 

"Football is played until the last minute of the referee's whistle but the character goes with the belief, commitment and support of each other. The rest is a game and situations can happen.

"When we work so hard like the boys did today we get our rewards. But happiness lasts for one hour and after an hour we are thinking about Burnley and how tough that is."

Yet victory came at a price with Leander Dendoncker and Boly both suffering injuries.

Nuno added: "Let's see what's happening with Leander. At half-time he wasn't able to proceed.

"Willy had a problem at the end and the doctors will see and we can say what's really happening."