Chelsea manager Frank Lampard out-manouevred his one-time mentor Jose Mourinho – but a comfortable win at Tottenham was overshadowed by alleged racist behaviour aimed at visiting defender Antonio Rudiger.

Rudiger was involved in the second-half incident that saw Tottenham’s Son Heung-min sent off. The striker was dismissed, following a video assistant referee review, for raising his boot in a clash with the German centre-back near the touchline. Shortly afterwards, Rudiger, 26, appeared to gesticulate that he had received racist abuse from Spurs fans. Chelsea drew the incident to the attention of referee Anthony Taylor and three subsequent announcements were made over the public address system warning that racist behaviour among spectators was interfering with the game. The match was…

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N’Golo Kante on the Chelsea transfer he would make if he became manager – and fans will love it

N’Golo Kante says the first player he would sign if he was made Chelsea manager is former captain John Terry. Speaking to Chelsea’s official app, The 5th Stand , Kante was asked about his dream signing if he were to replace Frank Lampard as Blues head coach tomorrow – although he was also allowed to select retired players. The French midfielder said: “I’d probably say John Terry because when I came to Chelsea, he was the figure of the club and knows what it means to be here. “I knew…

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