Frank Lampard: Derby County boss ‘doesn’t believe’ Chelsea spied

Frank Lampard (right) won two Premier League titles and the FA Cup while Jose Mourinho was manager of Chelsea

Derby manager Frank Lampard “does not believe” spying tactics were employed during his time as a Chelsea player.

The Football Association is currently investigating Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa, who admitted sending a member of staff to ‘spy’ on Derby training.

Ex-Blues coach Andre Villas-Boas reportedly said he would secretly watch opposition train during his time at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho.

“I certainly wasn’t aware of it and I don’t believe it at all,” said Lampard.

“Certainly not in the form that it happened this time.”

Villas-Boas, who was a coach under Mourinho at Porto and Chelsea and then managed the Premier League club between June 2011 and March 2012, was quoted in a Telegraph article in 2011