Chelsea suffered a disappointing defeat against Wolves on Tuesday night as they squandered a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 at Molineux.
That was their second straight loss in the Premier League in a major drop in form for Frank Lampard’s side.
The Blues went ahead through an Olivier Giroud goal, but were made to pay in the second-half as Daniel Podence and Neto scored to turn the game on its head.
And speaking afterwards, Joe Cole explained that he believes Chelsea simply lost control of the game and dropped their energy levels.
He told Amazon Prime: “It’s a really strange game to analyse.
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“Chelsea were in control in the first half. They took the lead thanks to Giroud’s fantastic finish.
“Wolves grew into the game and Chelsea dropped off and looked nervous.
“It became a bit of a basketball game in that sense. I felt that suited Wolves.”
And Lampard appeared to agree when discussing the game, but refused to blame the result purely on a lack of fatigue.
“There could be some fatigue,” he said.
“I hate to say it after a defeat because it could sound like an excuse but even the first 60 minutes when we were the better team we didn't have a zip about us.
“We have travelled up to Everton, come back and up to Wolves but everyone is in the same boat on that front.
“At the moment we have a couple of injuries in areas that mean I can't make too many changes or rotations in certain areas of the team.
“So I understand that side of it but when you are 1-0 up and turn the result around I wouldn't say it was because of fatigue.”
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