Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have had the polar opposite of seasons in the Premier League so far, with the Blues now being led by former player Frank Lampard.
The battle of Lampard vs Pochettino in London was extremely one way, with the Chelsea boss overachieving with a young team and a transfer ban to reach the top four.
Pochettino left Spurs down in 14th when he was sacked by Daniel Levy and the board, with Jose Mourinho being introduced under 24 hours later.
Since then, the fortunes of Chelsea and Spurs have flipped, with the Blues now struggling and the Lilywhites flying.
Tottenham have won four of the last five under Mourinho in the Premier League, while Chelsea have lost four of their last five.
This has seen a 12 point gap close to just three points in the past month, with Spurs now having the chance to go above Chelsea with a win on Sunday.
Mourinho, who managed Lampard at Chelsea, claimed that he would get a big hug and that he loves his former player, before brutally ending with – ‘I hope he loses on Sunday’.
On what it will be like seeing Lampard: Big hug before and after the game, and I will always be grateful for what he gave my as a player. I love the guy, I will always love the guy… and I hope he loses on Sunday.
— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) December 20, 2019
Mourinho reveals he will not share a post-match drink with Lampard because his stadium office is deep in ‘our private headquarters’. But says he will give Lamps a big hug before & after: “I love the guy, I will always love the guy. I hope he loses on Sunday.”
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) December 20, 2019
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