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Following Chelsea’s victory over Tottenham on Sunday, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho refused to give credit to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, by claiming that Lampard’s tactics used for the game was owned by Antonio Conte.
Lampard has been hailed for totally outclassing Mourinho, and Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount who had a good game has admitted that the team worked hard on the tactics to implement it to perfection on the day.
“It clicked together well,” he told the official Chelsea website. “We’ve been working on it a little bit so we all knew where to be, the positions and movements off the ball that we needed to make.
“That’s big with a change in formation – everyone needs to know where they’re going, how to press, how to work off the ball because we were playing against a team who are good on the ball.
“I was a bit higher and on the right, whereas normally I’m on the left but me and Willian played as high number 10s that can get out on to the wings as well. We obviously then had Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso getting higher as well and it really worked for us. It was not a massive change but it really helped us in how we wanted to play this game.”