‘There will be no touchline spats with him’: Frank Lampard insists he won’t row with 73 year-old Roy Hodgson… and Blues boss says he WON’T listen to Jose Mourinho’s remarks after clash during midweek loss against Tottenham
- Chelsea boss Frank Lampard had a row with Spurs’ Jose Mourinho on Tuesday
- Lampard has also previously clashed with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
- The Blues manager said there would be no repeat with Roy Hodgson on Saturday
- Lampard added that Christian Pulisic will be in the squad for the Palace clash
But Lampard insisted on Friday that he has too much respect for 73-year-old veteran coach Hodgson to have a row with him and took a sly dig at Mourinho by adding ‘I have people who I listen to.’
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insisted there will be no touchline spat in Saturday’s game
Lampard clashed with Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho during the Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday
The Blues boss said he would not have a row on the touchline with Palace boss Roy Hodgson
‘Absolutely Roy has been a straight down the line manager and coach,’ said Lampard, who worked under Hodgson as a player with England.
‘His career has been exceptional. There will be no touchline spats with him.’
But when asked if he would take heed of Mourinho’s words on Tuesday, when he inferred that Lampard talked too much on the sideline when leading 1-0, Lampard said: ‘I don’t think any remarks on the touchline can be seen as advice. I have people who I listen to.’
A touchline spat between Mourinho and Lampard was one of the main talking points on Tuesday night and took place after Timo Werner had given the visitors the lead.
The war of words broke out after Chelsea had gone ahead against Tottenham in Carabao Cup
Mourinho also indicated to the officials that Lampard was talking too much as tempers flared
‘F****** hell Frank, when you’re losing 3-0 you’re not standing up here,’ Mourinho said, in one of the most cutting verbal blows.
Mourinho also indicated Lampard was talking too much as tempers flared. The Chelsea manager bit back but smiled it off.
At the end of last season, Lampard came to verbal blows with Klopp too, where he accused the Reds boss and his staff of ‘arrogance’ after they secured the Premier League title.
Lampard also got into a heated row with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp at Anfield in July
Meanwhile, Lampard confirmed that Christian Pulisic would be in the squad for the Saturday lunchtime clash at Stamford Bridge, but Hakim Ziyech would not be available until after the international break.
‘Pulisic is in the squad for tomorrow. He won’t start, it’s great to have him back,’ Lampard said.
‘Ziyech is getting closer but not close enough to be on the bench.’