Frank Lampard, the manager of Chelsea, has disagreed with his Tottenham counterpart, Jose Mourinho that they are not in the title race after the Portuguese coach described his side as “just a pony”.
Despite the 0-0 draw between the two sides at Stamford Bridge, Tottenham remain top of the Premier League.
But in spite of the fact that Spurs maintained their position at the top of the table, after the game Mourinho claimed Chelsea were bigger contenders and his side were heavy underdogs.
However, Lampard refused to buy Mourinho’s comments and sees Tottenham as a legitimate challenger for the title.
When Lampard was told about Mourinho’s comments, he replied: “It’s Jose’s call to say it how he sees it from his end. But from the outside they’re top of the league or very close to the top.
“If we’re contenders then they have to be contenders. I think if you’ve got Harry Kane and Son in your team – Son’s got nine goals, Harry’s got seven – they keep clean sheets well because of the organisation of their team, they would expect to be in the race.
“They’ve invested heavily, they’ve got people like Gareth Bale sitting on the bench, Dele Alli’s not here, there’s a strong squad there.
“So I think we’re all competing, but Jose can say it as he sees it.”
Recall that Mourinho had earlier excluded his team, Tottenham as contender to winning the EPL title