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‘Doesn’t affect me”: Former protege hits back at Jose Mourinho over diving claims

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Frank Lampard hits back at Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho

According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has replied to accusations by Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho.

The incident occurred last week when the Spurs boss was questioned about Harry Kane’s simulation in winning a penalty against Brighton and Hove Albion. Rather than answer the question, Mourinho deflected attention towards the antics of players from other clubs, including Chelsea. (h/t Evening Standard)

Frank Lampard has replied to Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho
Frank Lampard has replied to Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho

The Blues have already won eight penalties so far this season. Despite it becoming a common occurrence, Lampard has dismissed accusations that his players dive to win the referee’s favour. (h/t Evening Standard)

Lampard admitted that he is not surprised by Mourinho’s allegations. He also went on to add in no uncertain terms that no Chelsea player dives for an advantage. (h/t Evening Standard)

“There have been no incidents of diving at Chelsea this season that I’ve seen.”

Mourinho knows how to rile up his rivals
Mourinho knows how to rile up his rivals

Lampard appeared to indicate that it is a war of words that has been initiated by Mourinho. In fact with both teams looking good this season, trash talking one’s rivals is something to be expected. (h/t Evening Standard)

“I wasn’t surprised by it, no. I think it’s very normal that managers in and around the clubs challenging sometimes mention others with those statements. It didn’t affect me.”

He also seemed to insinuate that people can see for themselves which incidents are clear penalties and which others are debatable. (h/t Evening Standard)

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Mourinho is the king of mind games and has the ability to swing an opportunity into his favour. As seen at Anfield last season, Lampard has the tendency to lose his cool.

If Mourinho plays his cards right, we could strike a potential title challenger right where it hurts – at the very top.

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