Gary Neville gives Mourinho vs Lampard verdict as he can’t wait to watch Chelsea vs Tottenham this weekend

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It has been a very strange season so far, and one thing is constant, this season may be hugely unpredictable.

Tottenham are currently top of the table after nine games, with Liverpool in second place and Chelsea are in third.

Spurs and Chelsea are underdogs for the title this season, but Gary Neville is beginning to feel that the two clubs can have a go in the race.

The former Manchester United right-back admits that he’s looking forward to this weekend’s clash between Chelsea and Tottenham.

He said of Mourinho’s side on the Gary Neville Podcast: “For a period under Jose Mourinho, I didn’t feel as though Spurs had an identity. They looked like they were in transition.

“I didn’t think the players were having this under Jose. But I’m changing my mind dramatically.”

With Tottenham to face Frank Lampard’s Chelsea over the weekend, Neville admits he’s looking forward to the game, as he added: “It was a really good win for Chelsea [against Newcastle United] and we’re all excited for that Tottenham game.

“We thought Chelsea would be interesting at the start of the season because they invested big on young and exciting players.

“It looks like Lampard is starting to get it right. He was searching in the first few weeks for his best system where he could fit everybody in. He’s starting to work it out and they’re looking pretty strong.

“Is it a season where by Lampard and Mourinho could be up against each other in a title race? We would never have thought that. We thought it would be a two-horse race between Liverpool and Man City.

“Having watched City earlier in the season, I thought Liverpool would run away with it. But not now, not with the Van Dijk injury, that’s a game-changer in terms of exposing Liverpool a lot more.”

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