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'Put a little bit of pressure on them... leave us in peace': Jose Mourinho launches mind games on old pal Frank Lampard by insisting title expectations should be on big-spenders Chelsea after their £230m outlay, not his table-leading Tottenham side Chelsea will welcome Premier League leaders Tottenham to Stamford Bridge Spurs' early season form has led to many naming them as title contenders  Jose Mourinho insisted the title pressure should be on big-spenders Chelsea  But Chelsea boss hit back, saying Spurs spent the same over last few seasons 

By Matt Barlow for the Daily Mail

Published: 23:38 GMT, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 23:47 GMT, 27 November 2020

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Jose Mourinho launched the Premier League mind games with Frank Lampard by insisting the title pressure should be on big-spenders such as Chelsea and not on him at Tottenham.

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Mourinho said he knows how it feels to work under great expectations, after two spells with Roman Abramovich and top jobs at , and Inter Milan.

‘When you are favourites you know why you are favourites,’ said the Spurs boss ahead of tomorrow’s derby, his latest return to Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho ramped up the Premier League mind games by insisting Chelsea should be the team with the title pressure after their big spending, not his table-leading Tottenham side

Blues became first English side to spend £230m on the likes of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner

Blues became first English side to spend £230m on the likes of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner

‘I was at clubs which were, let’s say, “champions in the market” because of the investment. I had to deal with that pressure. So now it’s not for me to deal with that pressure. Put a little bit of pressure on them. Leave us in peace.’

Chelsea became the first English side to spend £230million in a single transfer window this year, an outlay that followed a transfer ban and the sale of Eden Hazard to in a deal worth up to £150m in the previous summer.

Lampard responded to Mourinho by saying: ‘If you look at the spending over the last

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