Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard got the bragging rights as the Blues won 2-1, securing a league double over Mourinho’s Spurs, in what looks like being a pivotal result in the race for the top four.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are the first team to defeat a side managed by José Mourinho both home and away in a single league season.
The first meeting came at their respective former clubs last season as Derby knocked Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup and then Lampard pulled off a real tactical coup over Mourinho in this season’s reverse fixture by outsmarting the Portuguese in a 2-0 win in north London.
The scoreline was the same at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea made a big statement in the race for the top four with a goal in either half from Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso.
The Portuguese admitted before the game that returning to Stamford Bridge, which was a real fortress for him, is not special anymore and the only good thing about going back is there that he can walk home. He did at least get a warm reception from Lampard before kick-off as the pair shared an embrace.