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Chelsea will meet two familiar foes in London derby rival Tottenham and former boss Jose Mourinho at the London Stadium on Sunday evening.
It’s a first meeting for the two sides at Spurs new stadium, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will be aiming for the three points after losing four of his last five league matches.
Ahead of the Spurs game, Lampard has revealed two important things he wants from his players that can help the Blues win this massive London derby.
One thing Lampard wants from his players is the ability to receive the ball in tight areas and still have the confidence to break through. Another thing that the Chelsea boss also wants is to bring a physical side to the game that will match a typical Jose Mourinho team.
Lampard said ahead of the tie: “There will always be questions over players and teams but courage and bravery comes in lots of different ways. My position after Bournemouth was that it needed courage to take on a pass when the opposition were defending deep, when it’s a difficult pass where you might give the ball away.
“Tottenham will be different to that so the courage here will be the atmosphere, the stadium, what’s on the game and the physical nature of playing a Jose Mourinho team. Can we go there and show we’re ready to fight against them and do all those things?”