Atletico toughest Champions League draw possible, says Chelsea's Lampard 

La Liga title contender Atletico Madrid, is second in the Spanish top flight, level on points with leader Real Sociedad and with two games in hand.

Lampard also said fifth-placed Chelsea is determined to recover from last weekend's 1-0 Premier League defeat at Everton which ended its 17-game unbeaten run in all competitions.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Chelsea got the toughest possible draw in the Champions League last 16 after it was pitted against La Liga title contender Atletico Madrid, manager Frank Lampard said on Monday.

Diego Simone's Atleti is second in the Spanish top flight, level on points with leader Real Sociedad and with two games in hand.

Atletico, who suffered its first league loss this season in Saturday's 2-0 derby defeat at Real Madrid, finished second in Champions League Group A behind holder Bayern Munich.

READ | Neymar twists ankle but PSG say results of scan 'reassuring'

"I think most people will say (the draw is) the toughest one we could have had, going on current form, European experience and where they are in the La Liga," Lampard told reporters before Tuesday's Premier League trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"They are certainly one of the toughest we could have drawn on paper, but we have to turn up and do our job and be confident we can beat them.

"We have to have belief in ourselves. And when the game comes round you have to beat teams like that to win the Champions League."

Lampard also said fifth-placed Chelsea is determined to recover from last weekend's 1-0 Premier League defeat at Everton which ended its 17-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

ALSO READ | Man United to face Spanish leader Sociedad in Europa League

"We weren't at our top level Saturday and got beaten. We dropped it for a game. It's up to us to pick it up again straight away," he said.

Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic, who missed the last game due to a hamstring injury, is back in the squad to face Wolves, though Lampard did not confirm if the 22-year-old would start.

Chelsea has 22 points from 12 games, with Wolves five points behind in 13th place.