Frank Lampard Admits Chelsea Are Already Falling Victim to Festive Fatigue

Frank Lampard Admits Chelsea Are Already Falling Victim to Festive Fatigue

Frank Lampard Admits Chelsea Are Already Falling Sufferer to Festive Fatigue

Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard has admitted there was a component of fatigue is his aspect’s efficiency in Tuesday evening’s Premier League defeat to Wolves.

It was the fifth recreation that Chelsea have performed in December, with three extra nonetheless to return, and marked a second consecutive defeat, having beforehand gone 17 unbeaten in all competitions -excluding a penalty shootout defeat within the Carabao Cup.

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Chelsea conceded a late winner in opposition to Wolves | Michael Steele/Getty Photographs

Chelsea took the lead in opposition to Wolves at Molineux by way of the resurgent Olivier Giroud, however Daniel Podence pulled one again for the hosts and Pedro Neto gained it deep into stoppage time.

“There may very well be some fatigue,” Lampard is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

“I hate to say it after a defeat as a result of it looks like an excuse however even within the first 60 minutes once we had been the higher staff, we did not have a zipper about us.

“We have travelled as much as Everton, got here again after which travelled to Wolves however everyone seems to be in the identical boat. We’ve got a few accidents in areas which implies I can not make too many modifications so I perceive that aspect of it.”

Chelsea are nonetheless to see the perfect from summer season signings Timo Werner or Kai Havertz. Werner hasn’t scored since a flurry of objectives in October and early November, whereas Havertz hasn’t discovered the web since he returned to motion following a bout of coronavirus.

N’Golo Kante admitted that Chelsea’s want to attempt to beat Wolves and being pulled again to 1-1 was in all probability what value them the sport. Regardless of committing males ahead to get the subsequent aim, they couldn’t make the breakthrough and had been finally left too uncovered defensively.

“Within the first half, they’d 5 on the again and had been defending very properly so we weren’t capable of have many probabilities. We had been blissful to attain with our first shot on track however we didn’t handle the outcome properly,” the French midfielder stated, by way of

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N’Golo Kante thinks taking part in to win value Chelsea some extent | Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Photographs

“Once they scored, we tried to return again however by making an attempt to win the sport we conceded many counter-attacks they usually scored a late aim.”

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