Big-spending Chelsea under pressure to win title: Jose Mourinho


By: Reuters |

November 28, 2020 4:32:05 pm

Jose Mourinho managed Frank Lampard at Chelsea from 2004 to 2007. (File)

Tottenham Hotspur supervisor Jose Mourinho stated Chelsea’s lavish spending spree forward of the 2020-21 season has raised the warmth on supervisor Frank Lampard to ship the Premier League title.

Chelsea spent over 200 million kilos to usher in Edouard Mendy, Timo Werner, and Kai Havertz amongst others, immediately making them contenders in Lampard’s second yr on the helm.

Mourinho, whose Spurs facet face Chelsea within the Premier League on Sunday, stated he had skilled related pressure whereas managing title-winning groups at Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan.

“When you are favourites, you know why,” Mourinho advised reporters on Friday. “You have to settle for that and you’ve got to take care of that type of pressure and duty.

“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.”

Lampard, who received two Premier League titles and an FA Cup when he performed for Chelsea under Mourinho between 2004-07, performed down solutions of a rift between him and his former coach.

“We’ve always had a good relationship,” Lampard stated.

“When we are managers of big clubs that are rivals, it does change the relationship. Not in a bad way – I’ve got no problem with him.”

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