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Lampard responds to Mourinho’s attack on Chelsea

Jose Mourinho took aim at his former club Chelsea earlier in the week, but Frank Lampard was unmoved by his old manager’s remarks.

Lampard isn’t surprised nor bothered by Mourinho accusing Chelsea of attempting to con referees into awarding them cheap penalties.

In a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, the Tottenham boss rubbished allegations that Harry Kane had backed into Adam Lallana intentionally to win a spot-kick during the club’s 2-1 win over Brighton last weekend.

He claimed Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Liverpool players have all attempted to do so instead.

But Lampard, whose Chelsea side have had eight penalties this season so far, insists his players have committed no wrongdoings in the box.

“I wasn’t surprised by those comments,” said the Blues boss as quoted on the Daily Mail. “There have been no incidents of diving at Chelsea this season that I’ve seen.

“But 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.”

Lampard added: “I’m not going to tell Jose or any other manager how to do a press conference.

“I think we all know when we watch these penalty decisions, we know what ones are penalties, what ones are dives, ones that are cleverly bought. I don’t want to dwell on it.”

Chelsea will welcome Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge for a Premier League match on Saturday evening.

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