Lampard admits he knew what Mourinho would do

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard played under Jose Mourinho for many years during their time at Chelsea, and he has faced him multiple times as well as a manager.

The two bosses went head to head in Sunday’s London derby clash, but the Blues could only get a point from that game, as Jose Mourinho lined his side to shut out Chelsea.

After the game, Frank Lampard admitted that he knows Mourinho too well and he expected the Portuguese to line his side up in that manner.

Lampard said: “It was what I was expecting. We watched the Man City game last week. You know the style of the manager, you know they are tough opposition and how they tend to play.

“You know the attributes of the players that they have, they have great counter-attacking players, and Son in particular. Harry Kane, the way he is playing at the minute, can pretty much do everything himself.

“So, yes, they are very well organised to defend. That’s the style they want to play and it is the manager’s prerogative, of course.

“I expected we would have a lot of possession and dominate territorially for a while, which we did. I just wanted us to really put them under pressure and play wide which we did to sustain pressure for periods of the game.

“At points we had to be clinical and today we probably the one thing was we weren’t that clinical in that situation. So, I think the game did go how I expected and I am pleased we didn’t give them a sniffy on the counter but I am disappointed we didn’t take one of our chances.”

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