Lampard determined to beat Mourinho in London derby

Lampard is determined and confident he can get a win over MoTottenham during the the weekends London derby clash.

During his playing days, Lampard was under Mourinho in his two different stint at Chelsea where he won two Premier League titles and now they are going to go head to head in a very important London derby match on Sunday.

After a successful spell at Derby, Lampard takes on the mantle as a manager of Chelsea with no backing from the transfer window as the club was banned.

Many never believed he could achieve alot at Chelsea as the club can’t sign new players due to the transfer ban but most people are full of praise for the manager’s as he has taking the club to the top 4 after 17 games with the youth players taking center stage.

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Mourinho took over from Pochettino and has recorded 5 victories in 7 matches in all competitions and also putting an end to Wolves unbeaten streak last weekend thanks to an injury time Goal from Vertonghen.

The special one has taken Tottenham close to the top four spots with the club sitting fifth on the table and a win over Lampard’s youth team will take them fourth.

Lampard says he is determined to edge out his former mentor in a London derby but considers him and Mou as professionals.

“I think it will be special. I think it will make a difference to me, I think it will make a difference to him,” the Chelsea head coach told BBC’s Football Focus.

“We’re both professionals, we’re driven, and sometimes when you come across someone you worked with or a club that you worked with, it pushes you on that little bit more in the best possible way.

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“And it’s Tottenham-Chelsea, that game has enough anyway. And then you have Jose Mourinho there. And he’s going to be desperate to beat us, let’s make no bones.”

When asked directly if recording a win against Mourinho would be an extra sweetener to go along with three points, Lampard responded:

“In my professional head, yes. I want to go up against the best.

“When I’ve gone up against Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp this season, of course, you want to say:

‘Can I show against these incredible managers what I can do, what my team can do?’

“So it will be a similar feeling.”Lampard added on Tottenham being capable of a top-four finish with Mourinho at the wheel:

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“I think his personality – and his record – is something that needs to be in top-level football.

“So having Jose back is obviously going to mix it right up in the Premier League. We know the record that Jose has as a winning manager, he’s won wherever he’s been.

“He’s come into a club, and a squad, that were probably tipped to be somewhere in the title race at the beginning of the season.

“They had a difficult start, but they still have those players. So with the freshness of Jose Mourinho, of course, they’re going to be challengers for sure for the top four.”

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