John Terry: Lincoln's FA Cup shock was a 'wake-up call' for Chelsea vs. Wolves
Chelsea captain John Terry said Burnley's shock FA Cup exit to non-league Lincoln gave the Premier League leaders a warning not to suffer the same fate against Wolves.
Pedro and Diego Costa scored the second-half goals to put Chelsea in the quarterfinals of the competition with a 2-0 win at Molineux.
But the result from Turf Moor, where Burnley went down 1-0 to National League leaders Lincoln, proved a timely reminder of what to avoid.
Terry told BT Sport 2: "It was kind of a wake-up call that we didn't need.''
The centre-back revealed it had been a struggle for the likes of him and midfielder Cesc Fabregas to get in the Chelsea side, with both becoming fringe players under manager Antonio Conte.
Conte made seven changes to face Wolves and Terry said: "The team are playing well. It's difficult for us to get back in. All we can do as a group of players is be there for the ones that are playing and push them. We have to make sure the manager knows we are available.''
The chance of winning a sixth FA Cup is something which appeals to Terry.
He added: "It's a massive part of the club's history. I've won it five times. The main thing today was to come here, play well and get ourselves into the next round.''
Fabregas said Wolves had been on top from the start of the game, with George Saville hitting the post after five minutes.
He said: "That first 15-20 minutes they were on top of us. It's not easy to come to these places. We knew that we had to be at our best and I think it was a professional performance. I want to play, obviously I want to play. But we want to win. There is a great group and a great togetherness.''
Wolves manager Paul Lambert praised his players who gave what he had asked of them against high-level opposition.
Lambert said: "We went toe to toe with one of the best teams in European football.''
Wolves went in search of a goal in the second half but his side were undone by Chelsea's two late goals.
"We had to change it, we went to a back three, we had to get a goal,'' Lambert said.
The Wolves manager hopes to take his side's FA Cup form -- they beat Stoke and Liverpool to set up the Chelsea tie -- into the Championship, where they have lost four of their last five games and now sit 19th in the table.
Lambert said: "If we play like that [against Chelsea] we will be fine. We will do our best to try and win the next game.''