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Sunday’s game between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, was a battle of tactics, as Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho set their teams up tightly, each not wanting to lose.
Glenn Hoddle, who played for and managed both Chelsea and Tottenham, has described Sunday’s London derby clash, as a tactical battle. However, he tended to suggest that Mourinho won the tactical battle between the two managers, as it was him who wanted the draw most to become top of the league.
“Tactics won the game. It was 0-0, but it was tactics,” Hoddle told Premier League Productions.
“Chelsea found it very hard to break Tottenham down. Spurs in the first half looked as though they could break and score.
“Second half, there was hardly an attack from Tottenham, they were poor with the ball, but they will take it because that’s what Jose wants to do. He knew that he goes top of the league with a point, that’s what it’s about.
“The next game for Spurs, it will be different, there will be a different theme to how he sets the team out. That was because Chelsea are so free-flowing and if you give them a lot of space, they will tear you apart. Jose, tactically, got it right.”