Jose Mourinho Reveals The Big Mistake Frank Lampard Made Against Manchester United

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Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has criticised Frank Lampard’s team selection following the 4-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.

Mourinho feels N’Golo Kante, Marcos Alonso and Olivier Giroud should have started the match in order to give Chelsea more experience against United.

“It’s not about being senior or not senior, it’s about performance,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

“You have to go during the season for meritocracy, the ones who deserve to play are the ones who have to play.

“In the beginning of the season you have to go for the ones you think who are ready to give you more.

“If William is injured… I understand that Willian is not here, if Willian is not injured and just late for his preparation I don’t understand why he’s not here.

“Because to play 20 mins to play 30 mins you don’t need to be fit.

“You can come from three weeks with an injury and arrive, if you have the right mentality, you are ready.

“If Kante can play 30-35 minutes he can start the game. And then if he lasts only one hour then he lasts one hour.

“It’s difficult to say because I was not there and maybe the reality is completely different.

“One thing I was very critical with is when I am the manager and you are the pundit sometimes you say things I think to myself, ‘you don’t know what is going on, what are you saying? You are completely wrong.’

“Maybe Frank listens to us and says Kante is impossible to play.

“My feeling is that today they had a possibility to play with more know-how.

“Alonso was on the bench, Kante was on the bench, Giroud was on the bench, and to come to Old Trafford, even if this is not the huge Manchester United that used to scare people, it’s Manchester United.

“It’s the first match at home, the first match of the season, people are excited, the stadium is on fire waiting for something positive.

“A little bit of experience [from Chelsea] would fit well with the team. You look to the performance of Mason Mount, the performance of Tammy Abraham, you look to the performance even of [Andreas] Christensen and for matches of this dimension you need a little bit more.”

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2 Comments on "Jose Mourinho Reveals The Big Mistake Frank Lampard Made Against Manchester United"

  1. I said it before and I will say it again. Lampard is a rookie, the Chelsea management were to in a hurry to hire him. His personal ego made David Luiz to move away it was part of today’s problem. Some of the players are feeling bad and could not give their all. If Lampard had told David to as he assumed office as the head coach to go, I don’t see anything wrong about but why will he allow David go through the pre season and the players are geared for their first game and he came up with this last minutes funny and stupid decision.. I felt that it affected the players and secondly he started the first game without the major experienced players in Chelsea team. Management should start preparing Chelsea life after Lampard because he will end up not achieving anything thing. Keep personal ego off professionalism that was what cost former coach Conte his job and unfortunately we the fans are not patient to see a weakling like Lampard to be in charge of our dear club. Let me see what he can do in the next 10 matches including the other competitions. We need to win Championship league again. We ain’t got no history. We are Chelsea and BLUE is our colour

  2. valeremi che | August 13, 2019 at 3:24 pm |

    i am well assured that frank will not win up to 6 matches in chelsea , the sooner the fire him the better for us chelsea fans

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