Frank Lampard hints at Chelsea changes for the pivotal Tottenham fixture

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The Jose Mourinho masterclass is almost complete, and what better way to round it off than with a win against his former team, Chelsea.

The Special One managed the Blues on two separate occasions in the Premier League, winning silverware and making an enemy of Spurs in the process.

However, times change, and Mourinho is now at the helm of Tottenham, something that probably won’t go down well with the travelling Chelsea fans at the weekend.

Spurs welcome Chelsea to the new stadium, knowing that a win would be enough to lift them above their bitter rivals.

This comes after the Blues were twelve clear of Spurs when Mourinho took over less than a month ago, but contrasting form as seen that gap close to just three.

Frank Lampard, Chelsea manager, has now hinted that he will make some changes ahead of the Spurs game, with his side losing to Bournemouth this week.

On whether he has enough depth, he said (Metro): “Yeah I do at the moment, so it’s something I always look at it.

“Players have to show they can come in and make the difference, particularly in a moment like now.

“As for Saturday’s performance, Lampard admitted the tempo and intensity of his side was far from acceptable and contributed to an uneasy atmosphere inside Stamford Bridge.

“I don’t blame the fans. I’m a Chelsea man and I will be the first one to say the fans were flat today and we needed them.

“I would be the first, but today I’m never going to say that because if I’m a fan sitting there today, I’d also say ‘pfft, too slow. Centre-back to centre back, full back to full back, back to centre back, back to full back and I don’t want to come and see that.

“So I won’t blame the fans, they come here to support the team, they will come to Tottenham next week, they will come to Southampton on Boxing Day and some responsibility is on the players to excite them, to have the personality and the balls to take the ball in an area and beat someone or play forwards. That’s up to the players as well, so that’s a joint thing.”

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