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Tottenham vs Chelsea was themed as a game between master and student, but at the end, the student showed he had learned enough lessons to beat his master as Frank Lampard won the tactical battle against Jose at the Tottenham Stadium on Sunday.
Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has hailed Lampard for getting his starting team spot on and revealed that Mourinho’s biggest mistake was the team he started the game with.
“Frank selected a system that Tottenham could not handle, and that’s that,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail.
“When I saw Mourinho’s XI, what stood out to me was the midfield.
“Eric Dier and Moussa Sissoko started together and I did not think that would be enough to get control of the game. Mourinho had good players in Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele sitting on the bench.
“The Portuguese tried to fix it at half time, bringing on Christian Eriksen for Dier. But Chelsea imposed their game on Tottenham throughout.”
Mourinho would probably have expected Lampard to field a 4-3-3 system, but the Blues boss went for a 3-4-3 system that Spurs couldn’t cope with.
Good job Frank!