Mourinho fires "pressure" jibe at Lampard ahead of Chelsea vs Tottenham

Jose Mourinho feels Frank Lampard doesn’t face the same pressure that he did during his two spells as Chelsea manager, despite being able to enjoy the same level of riches.

Lampard finished fourth with Chelsea in his first season, with his achievement largely lauded by many.

But despite following that top four finish with a huge outlay of £250million on players this summer, there appears to be little expectation on Lampard to guide Chelsea to the Premier League crown this season.

That is something that was demanded of Mourinho at Chelsea, where he won three league titles.

The Tottenham boss feels the same about another of his former clubs, Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also seemingly not expected to challenge at the top of the table.

With Spurs top of the league going into this weekend then Mourinho is again finding one of his teams to be the subject of title talk, but he says that isn’t fair.

Mourinho says Lampard doesn’t face the same level of pressure

“What I felt is that was when I was in these clubs (Chelsea and United), there was huge pressure on me and now there is not huge pressure on the coaches of these teams,” said Mourinho.

“Put a little bit of pressure on them and leave us in peace, doing our job.”

Lampard disagrees with his former Blues boss though, saying that he feels the pressure just as much as anyone.

“We all have pressures as managers, not just myself and Jose but any manager, not just in the Premier League,” he said.

“Jose was here at Chelsea as a manager so he understands it very well. He also went to Manchester United and would have understood the pressures there very well when you spend a lot of money.

The pair were hugely successful together as player and manager

“If you look at the spending over the last couple of seasons, what Tottenham made in the summer I came to Chelsea, and then what they have done in this break, compared to us you will see it has been very similar output.

“The only thing that will get you success is hard work. The pressures are huge anyway. The pressures at Tottenham will be big, because Jose built a fantastic squad and has incredible players.

“We are both in the same position. We want success and people have expectations of us and we work towards that. But it’s very comparable if you look at the spending for sure, since I have been at the club.”

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