Wolves returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Tuesday, beating one of the best teams around at the moment in Chelsea.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side denied Frank Lampard the chance to briefly go top of the Premier League, with a spirited display that saw the hosts come from behind to win 2-1.

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Olivier Giroud put the Blues in front with a volley that was too powerful for Rui Patricio to keep out.

But Wolves, so often slow starters, rallied and hit back through Daniel Podence, who was magic on the night.

With the game tied at 1-1 in injury time, it seemed the spoils would be shared, only for Pedro Neto to finish off a great Wolves counter right at the death, which would have prompted supporters to lift the roof off in normal times.

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They’ve been simmering so far, but Podence and Neto are really beginning to catch the eye now.

With Raul Jimenez sidelined, the team have needed someone to step up in the Mexican’s absence, and it seems the dynamic duo are about to answer the call to arms while Raul’s direct replacement Fabio Silva gets to grips with the English top-flight.

 

Where Wolves have sometimes been a little bit boring to watch at times this season, Podence and Neto haven’t.

Now they’re adding goals and assists to their games, and one gets the feeling they’re about to go up a gear with confidence flowing.

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Both are supremely talented, versatile and unpredicatable players who are just so difficult to pin down.

They both do things at pace and with directness, and that makes them both extremely dangerous opponents for defenders.

Wolves have lost £30 million man Jimenez (BBC Sport) for who knows how long and it is a hammer blow, but the scintillating Podence and Neto have the potential to re-light the fire at Molineux.

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