Mourinho: The pressure is on Frank Lampard

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Tottenham went top of the league after last week’s round of matches, but Liverpool currently took top spot after their 1-1 draw with Brighton.

The winner of Sunday’s game between Chelsea and Tottenham will go top of the league, and the bookmakers have tipped Spurs as slight favourites.

However, speaking in his press conference ahead of the game, Jose Mourinho has said that the pressure is on Frank Lampard and Chelsea, due to the amount that was spent on new signings in the transfer market.

“When you are favourites, you know why you are favourites,” Mourinho said in his pre-match press conference when asked about his previous title-winning teams in England.

“And you have to accept that and you have to deal with that kind of pressure and responsibility. I was at clubs which were, let’s say, champions in the market because of their powerful investments.

“I had to deal with that pressure. So now it’s not for me to deal with that pressure. It’s for others to deal with that pressure. That’s not for us.”

When asked about his experience in comparison to being Chelsea manager, he replied, “Different experiences.

“What I felt is that when I was in these clubs, there was huge pressure on me and now there is not huge pressure on the coaches of these teams. Put a little bit of pressure on them and leave us in peace, doing our job.”

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