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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been accused of copying a Jose Mourinho tactic in order to keep expectations low at Chelsea amid talks of a title challenge.
This is according to former Chelsea boss Glenn Hoddle.
Lampard recently labelled Jurgen Klopp’s assessment that Chelsea are favourites to win the Premier League title this season as “ridiculous”.
Hoddle told the Evening Standard: “It is a little bit like Jose Mourinho saying Tottenham are like a ‘little pony’ in the race compared to the thoroughbred racehorses. I can see where Frank is coming from.
“But if there is ever a season where someone can come through and win the Premier League, it could be this year. You only have to look at the results this past weekend.
“Now Chelsea brought in Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech, they have unbelievable firepower, and they have brought Thiago Silva in and brought in a goalkeeper which seems to have sorted their defensive issues.
“I can see why Frank is underplaying it, and yes Liverpool and Manchester City are still the favourites, but Chelsea and Tottenham are in with a fighting chance.”