Romain Grosjean is expected to be discharged from Bahrain Defence Force Hospital on Tuesday following his extraordinary Formula One crash. 

The Bahrain Grand Prix, eventually won by Lewis Hamilton, was red-flagged on the first lap after the Haas driver's car crashed, split into two and was engulfed in flames.

Grosjean was able to climb out of the car amid the astonishing scene, which occurred after contact with Daniil Kvyat had led him to smashing through a barrier at high speed. 

He did not suffer any fractures, though he has been receiving treatment on his hands after they were affected by the fire. 

In a statement, Haas said his treatment is "going well" and they expect the 34-year-old to leave hospital on Tuesday. 

"Haas team driver Romain Grosjean is continuing his convalescence at the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital having remained there overnight following Sunday's incident at the Bahrain Grand Prix," the statement read.

"Treatment on the burns Grosjean sustained on the back of both his hands is going well.

"Grosjean was visited by Guenther Steiner, team principal of Haas, on Monday and it is anticipated he will be discharged from the care of the hospital on Tuesday, December 1."

Speaking on Sunday after the incident, Formula One boss Ross Brawn said he hoped a "deep investigation" would uncover what caused the car to go through a barrier and burst into flames.

"I'm sure we'll have a deep investigation to understand what we can learn from it because seeing a barrier split like that is clearly not what we want to see," he said.

"The fire was worrying, the barrier coming apart was worrying, but we can be happy with safety of the car. 

"We haven't seen anything like that for a very long time, but the barrier splitting normally results in a fatality."

Watford captain Troy Deeney defended Arsenal from criticism after allowing David Luiz to play on with a head injury against Wolves, while brain injury association Headway has outlined why the club's actions were worrying.

Brazilian defender David Luiz was involved in a sickening collision of heads with Raul Jimenez in the fifth minute of Arsenal's 2-1 defeat on Sunday.

Jimenez, 29, required oxygen prior to being carried off the pitch on a stretcher after medical professionals tended to him for 10 minutes.

Further highlighting the force of the clash, it was confirmed by Wolves on Monday that the Mexico international suffered a fractured skull, but the club stressed the player is "comfortable" after undergoing surgery.

Protocols in the Premier League state that anyone suspected to be suffering from concussion must be immediately taken off, yet it was not until half-time that – in Mikel Arteta's words – the "really uncomfortable" David Luiz was withdrawn, though the Spaniard insisted guidelines were followed.

In the wake of the incident, Deeney attracted widespread criticism when suggesting players should be trusted to know whether they are capable of playing on or not.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, he said: "At some point there has to be an element of trust between player and doctor. You do have all the protocols in place.

"As a player you know when something's not right. Watching David Luiz for 20 minutes afterwards, he never looked shaky on his feet, his legs weren't going from underneath him.

"They followed all the protocols in terms of he's ticked every box, then afterwards you don't see anything other than blood to suggest he's in a bad way."

Headway picked up on Arteta's assertion David Luiz did not lose consciousness, adding that is only ever prominent in 10 per cent of concussion cases.

The charity is also once again demanding the implementation of a 'concussion substitute' rule akin to that used in cricket and rugby due to the known risks and potential long-term health implications associated with such an injury.

Headway deputy chief executive officer Luke Griggs said: "Only last week we strongly criticised the International Football Association Board (IFAB) for its continued procrastination in introducing concussion substitutes into the sport.

"We have repeatedly warned about the risks to players and the importance of elite-level sport setting a good example for impressionable younger players to follow.

"Too often in football, we see players returning to the pitch having undergone a concussion assessment – only to be withdrawn a few minutes later when it is clear that they are not fit to continue.

"That is the very reason why we urgently need temporary concussion substitutes in football. You simply cannot take a risk with head injuries. They are not like muscular injuries where you can put a player back on 'to see if they can run it off'. One further blow to the head when concussed could have serious consequences.

"The question that has to be asked is, had the concussion substitutes rule been in place, would Luiz have been allowed to return to the field of play? Would that extra time in the treatment room have led to a different decision being made?

"The concussion protocol clearly states that '…anyone with a suspected concussion must be immediately removed from play', while the sport continues to promote an 'if in doubt, sit it out' approach to head injuries.

"Time and time again we are seeing this rhetoric not being borne out by actions on the pitch. Something is not right. This cannot be allowed to continue. How many warnings does football need?"

Aaron Rodgers highlighted the "beautiful trust" he shares with coach Matt LaFleur as key to his fine form for the Green Bay Packers this season.

Rodgers was at his brilliant best once again on Sunday as the Packers (8-3) eased to a 41-25 triumph over the Chicago Bears, strengthening their grip on the NFC North.

The quarterback completed 21 of 29 passes for 211 yards and four touchdowns, becoming the 11th player in NFL history to reach 50,000 passing yards.

Having hit his stride this campaign, Rodgers landed much of the praise at the feet of LaFleur.

"I think the beauty in this year is the subtleties of simplicity that I feel like Matt implemented in the offseason," he said.

"It's really allowed me to feel super comfortable with the plan every week, with my responsibilities with my checks. I think that's why I've been playing well.

"I thought again tonight, Matt repeated a bunch of calls, which was great, it was working.

"The confidence to go for it on the fourth downs, I loved that. I just feel like he's settled into his role as head coach.

"Him and I have been really on the same page all season. There's just a beautiful trust that I think has blossomed even more this year between him and I.

"And I think that's an important part of us being successful is the QB and the coach being on the same page."

Edinson Cavani's Instagram post containing an offensive phrase is set to be investigated by the Football Association (FA).

The Manchester United forward sent the message after scoring twice in Sunday's 3-2 victory at Southampton, including a last-gasp winner.

Uruguay international Cavani used a Spanish phrase in response to an Instagram story from a fan and has since deleted the post, having been told of its potential to cause offence.

The FA said it had been informed and would look into it, while United are also reported to be aware of the post.

Cavani's double at St Mary's Stadium came after he was introduced from the bench at half-time, the victory leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side just three points adrift of the top three with a game in hand.

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio criticised his quarterbacks after the team faced the New Orleans Saints without a QB due to a breach of coronavirus protocols.

The Broncos were humbled 31-3 by the Saints in the absence of starting quarterback Drew Lock and backups Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles on Sunday after the trio were deemed closed contacts of signal-caller Jeff Driskel, who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Makeshift quarterback Kendall Hinton completed just one of nine passes for 13 yards and two interceptions.

Denver became the first team with one or fewer completions and fewer than 20 passing yards in a game since the San Diego Charges in 1998 – Ryan Leaf completed one of 15 passes for four yards in that game.

"I was disappointed on several levels, that our QBs put us in that position, that our QBs put the league in that position," Fangio said.

"We count on them to be the leaders of our team, the leaders of our offense, and those guys made a mistake."

Fangio added: "They got lax with their masks, I guess, and they got lax with their distancing, I guess.

"I haven't done a good enough job of selling the protocols to them when they're on their own. That's on me."

Undrafted rookie wide receiver Hinton came off the practice squad, had zero practice reps and competed in his first NFL game as the Broncos' quarterback in an unprecedented situation.

"When I got the call, it was pure excitement. Of course, there was nerves and disbelief,'' Hinton said. "Coming in, I knew I had no idea of what the speed of the game was like. ... We knew it would be a tough situation, for sure.''

Broncos safety Kareem Jackson said: "I feel like maybe [the game] could have been moved, but at the same time, maybe the league was making an example of us as far as maybe not doing the things we needed to do in that particular room, that quarterback room.

"Obviously, the guys didn't follow their protocols, and for [the NFL] to see that, I guess they felt like they had to make an example, so at the end of [the] day, it is what it is.

"... Obviously, it's our guys' fault for not wearing their masks, but at least maybe move the game to the next day or whenever so we're given a fighting chance,'' Jackson added. "[It's] obviously disappointing. I'm not sure why it wasn't moved. I have no clue ... as a competitor, [it is] definitely frustrating.''

Tyreek Hill said he wants to be the best receiver in the NFL after starring in the Kansas City Chiefs' victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Hill and Patrick Mahomes dominated as Super Bowl champions the Chiefs defeated Tom Brady's Buccaneers 27-24 in Tampa on Sunday.

Chiefs quarterback Mahomes threw three touchdown passes to Hill, who had 269 receiving yards against the slumping Buccaneers – 203 of those came in the opening quarter.

Hill became the third player since 1980 with 200-plus receiving yards in a single quarter, joining Qadry Ismail (1999) and Lee Evans (2006).

He is also the first player since Jerry Rice in 1995 to have 13-plus receptions, 20-plus yards per catch and three-plus touchdowns in a game.

"It feels good, but I feel like there's still a lot of work to do," Hill, who has 1,021 yards from 68 receptions and 13 touchdowns for the season, said after the game.

"I'm always looking to get better… I want to be the best receiver in the game. So I'm going to continue to work hard."

The Chiefs, who improved to 10-1, often had success against Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis, and Super Bowl MVP Mahomes said: "I don't think it was necessarily [about] a matchup.

"It was man coverage with no one over the top. We don't get that a lot, especially with [Hill] and his ability, and whenever we do, we try to take advantage of it.''

Mahomes produced another scintillating display for the AFC West leaders, going 37-of-49 passing for 462 yards and three TDs.

Only once in his career has 2018 NFL MVP Mahomes thrown for more yards in a single game – against the Los Angeles Rams (478) in 2018.

Mahomes averaged 399.5 passing yards per game in November this season. That is the most passing yards per game by any quarterback in a single month in NFL history, with a minimum of four games played, according to Stats Perform.

"Very, very few guys that I've seen in this league or any league that can backpedal eight, nine, 10, 11 yards in the pocket and throw a dime 25 yards down the field," said Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians.

"And he can read the defense as he does it. That makes him more explosive."

Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a resounding win in the NFL on Sunday, while Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost again.

Rodgers was in control throughout as the Packers eased to a 41-25 win over the Chicago Bears to strengthen their grip on the NFC North.

Patrick Mahomes had earlier starred for the Kansas City Chiefs, who held off Brady and the Buccaneers.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers left it late against the Los Angeles Rams and the Denver Broncos – without a quarterback – fell.

 

RODGERS' PACKERS DOMINATE BEARS

The Packers handed the Bears a fifth straight loss with a 16-point victory.

Rodgers completed 21 of 29 passes for 211 yards and four touchdowns for Green Bay, who at one stage led 41-10.

During the win, Rodgers became the 11th player in NFL history to reach 50,000 passing yards.

Davante Adams had a receiving touchdown in a sixth straight game, the longest active streak in the NFL. He also tied the Packers' franchise record since at least 1950, according to NFL Research.

The Packers (8-3) are top of the NFC North ahead of the Minnesota Vikings (5-6), Bears (5-6) and Detroit Lions (4-7).

CHIEFS HOLD OFF BUCCANEERS

Mahomes and Tyreek Hill dominated as the Chiefs overcame the Buccaneers 27-24.

Hill caught three touchdown passes and had 269 receiving yards as the Chiefs improved to 10-1 and handed Brady three straight home losses for the first time in his career.

During his performance, Hill had 203 receiving yards in the first quarter. He was the third player since 1980 with 200-plus receiving yards in a single quarter, joining Qadry Ismail (1999) and Lee Evans (2006).

Mahomes was 37 of 49 for 462 yards and three touchdowns, while Brady completed 27 of 41 for 345 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.

In November, Mahomes averaged 399.5 passing yards per game. That is the most passing yards per game by any quarterback in a single month in NFL history, with minimum four games played, as per Stats Perform.

49ERS EDGE RAMS

Robbie Gould drilled a 42-yard field goal as time expired to lift the 49ers past the Rams 23-20.

Deebo Samuel had 133 receiving yards for the 49ers as Nick Mullens completed 24 of 35 for 252 yards, with one interception.

Rams QB Jared Goff struggled, throwing two interceptions and getting sacked twice while completing 19 of 31 for 198 yards.

The 49ers (5-6) are bottom of the NFC West, behind the Seattle Seahawks (7-3), Rams (7-4) and Arizona Cardinals (6-5).

SAINTS BEAT QUARTERBACK-LESS BRONCOS

With all their quarterbacks declared ineligible to play due to coronavirus protocols, the Broncos fell to the New Orleans Saints 31-3.

Wide receiver Kendall Hinton started at QB for the Broncos. He went one-of-nine for 13 yards and two interceptions.

With Drew Brees sidelined, the Saints improved to 9-2 as Taysom Hill started, throwing for 78 yards and rushing for 44. Latavius Murray had 124 rushing yards.

Week 12 scores:

Atlanta Falcons 43-6 Las Vegas Raiders
Buffalo Bills 27-17 Los Angeles Chargers
Cleveland Browns 27-25 Jacksonville Jaguars
Miami Dolphins 20-3 New York Jets
Minnesota Vikings 28-27 Carolina Panthers
New England Patriots 20-17 Arizona Cardinals
New York Giants 19-17 Cincinnati Bengals 
Tennessee Titans 45-26 Indianapolis Colts
New Orleans Saints 31-3 Denver Broncos
San Francisco 49ers 23-20 Los Angeles Rams
Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Green Bay Packers 41-25 Chicago Bears

Tom Brady made a quick exit from his news conference amid questions about coaching after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers crashed to another defeat.

Brady suffered a third consecutive home loss for the first time in his career as the slumping Buccaneers went down 27-24 to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Buccaneers – without a playoff appearance since 2007 – dropped to 7-5 this season after star quarterback Brady finished 27 of 41 for 345 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Much has been made about Brady and Bucs head coach Bruce Arians – previously critical of the NFL great – this season after the six-time Super Bowl champion swapped the New England Patriots for Tampa Bay in a blockbuster move.

Former Patriots team-mate Rob Ninkovich told ESPN on Friday that Brady needed a new coach, and a reporter put that statement to the 43-year-old following a third loss in four games.

"It's just external noise that when you are losing, that's what you deal with," Brady said in response post-game.

"I love playing with the guys that I play with, the coaches, the whole organisation has been unbelievable.

"I think I have to go out and certainly do a better job the last four weeks of the year. So, I appreciate it. Let's have a good week."

Brady added: "I think football is so much about being in that rhythm and staying in rhythm and finding your rhythm.

"I think as we keep going forward, we are learning more and more about ourselves, about what we need to do. Going to get back to work and try and do a lot better of a job the last quarter of the season."

Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes enjoyed a record-breaking November.

The 2018 NFL MVP produced another dominant performance as Super Bowl champions the Chiefs overcame the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

As the Chiefs improved to 10-1, Mahomes completed a magical November. This month, he completed 132 of 181 passes for 1,598 yards, 14 touchdowns and just one interception.

As per Stats Perform, Mahomes averaged 399.5 passing yards per game in November. That is the most passing yards per game by any quarterback in a single month in NFL history (minimum four games played).

Tyreek Hill caught three touchdown passes against the Buccaneers. Of Mahomes' 14 in November, eight were to Hill.

We take a look at Mahomes' month.

November 1 v New York Jets

Unsurprisingly, the Jets were no match for Mahomes and the Chiefs at the start of the month.

Mahomes went 31 of 42 for 416 yards and five touchdown passes in a 35-9 victory at Arrowhead Stadium.

He connected twice with Hill, throwing at least five TD passes in a game for the first time since late 2018.

November 8 v Carolina Panthers

Challenged by the Panthers, the Chiefs did enough to record a 33-31 win.

With the Chiefs leading 20-17 entering the fourth quarter, the teams traded touchdowns, with Mahomes twice finding Hill.

He finished with four touchdown passes, having completed 30 of 45 for 372 yards.

November 22 v Las Vegas Raiders

Seeking some revenge following their only loss of the season in October, the Chiefs found it thanks to Mahomes.

They looked set for another defeat when Derek Carr found Jason Witten with a one-yard TD pass with less than two minutes remaining to put the Raiders ahead.

But Mahomes led a seven-play, 75-yard drive in 75 seconds, completing it with a 22-yard pass to Travis Kelce to lift the Chiefs to a 35-31 victory.

Mahomes completed 34 of 45 passes for 348 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

November 29 v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mahomes stepped up again as the Chiefs held off the Buccaneers 27-24 on Sunday.

He completed 37 of 49 passes for 462 yards and three touchdowns, outshining Tom Brady as the Chiefs improved to 10-1.

Only once – against the Los Angeles Rams in 2018 – has Mahomes had more passing yards in a game, finishing that contest with 478.

Hill was the star with 269 receiving yards and three touchdowns with the Chiefs holding on against Brady's Tampa Bay.

Tom Brady suffered a third straight home loss for the first time in his career as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were edged by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Brady and the Buccaneers rallied late but fell short in a 27-24 loss at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday.

The star quarterback went 27 of 41 for 345 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions as Tampa Bay fell to 7-5.

For the first time in his career, the six-time Super Bowl winner has suffered three consecutive home defeats.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes starred again, completing 37 of 49 passes for 462 yards and three touchdowns.

Only once in his career has 2018 NFL MVP Mahomes thrown for more yards in a single game – against the Los Angeles Rams (478) in 2018.

All three of Mahomes' touchdown passes were thrown to Tyreek Hill, who had 269 receiving yards.

Incredibly, 203 of those came in the first quarter. He is the third player since 1980 with 200-plus receiving yards in a single quarter, joining Qadry Ismail (1999) and Lee Evans (2006).

Mahomes averaged 399.5 passing yards per game in November this year. That is the most passing yards per game by any QB in a single month in NFL history, with a minimum of four games played, as per Stats Perform.

Trailing 27-10, the Buccaneers rallied as Brady connected with Mike Evans twice in the fourth quarter, but Super Bowl champions the Chiefs saw out their win to improve to 10-1.

The Chiefs top the AFC West, while the Buccaneers fell further behind the New Orleans Saints (9-2) in the NFC South.

The Charlotte Hornets completed the acquisition of Gordon Hayward in a sign-and-trade with the Boston Celtics, it was announced on Sunday.

Hayward – an unrestricted free agent – moves to the Hornets along with a 2023 and 2024 second-round NBA Draft pick in exchange for a protected 2022 second-round selection.

While terms of the contract were not disclosed, Hayward has reportedly signed a four-year, $120million deal in Charlotte.

Hayward was due to earn $34.2m with the Celtics in 2020-21, but the 2017 All-Star opted to leave Boston after three years.

"We are thrilled to welcome Gordon and his family to the Hornets organisation and Charlotte," said Hornets president of basketball operations and general manager Mitch Kupchak.

"Gordon is an NBA All-Star, a proven scorer and playmaker and a tough competitor that will fit well into the needs of our team.

"We believe that his basketball talent, NBA experience and veteran leadership will make a positive impact on our young, talented team as it continues to develop."

Hayward left the Utah Jazz for the Celtics on a four-year max contract via free agency in 2017, but he endured a difficult time in Boston.

The ninth pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Hayward suffered a gruesome fractured tibia and dislocated ankle in his first game for the Celtics three years ago.

Hayward struggled to recapture his best form the following season, and the 30-year-old sustained a broken bone in his hand in November before suffering a sprained right ankle during Boston's sweep of the Philadelphia 76ers in the opening round of last season's playoffs in Orlando.

He did not return until midway through the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat.

Hayward averaged 17.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game for the Celtics last season, having averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 2018-19.

Since entering the league, Hayward is averaging 15.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

Mikel Arteta is determined to rouse Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from his scoring slump after the Arsenal captain continued to fire blanks in the Premier League defeat to Wolves.

Arsenal head coach Arteta said Aubameyang's form is his "biggest concern", pointing to how important the Gabon international's goals have been to the Gunners, who lost 2-1 at home to Wolves on Sunday.

Aubameyang took five shots and had nine touches in the opposition penalty area against Wolves – both personal highs for the season – but only one of those shots was on target.

The 31-year-old has not scored in open play in the Premier League since Arsenal began their campaign by easing past Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage in September.

Aubameyang's penalty allowed Arsenal to beat Manchester United at the start of November, but the familiar dependable flow of goals from the former Borussia Dortmund star has been stemmed this season.

Asked if he was worried, Arteta said: "I think we all are because the main goalscorer of the club at the moment isn't scoring goals, so my biggest concern is how to help him more to score goals because we need his goals.

"How important Auba has been for this club in the last two years and how the goal sheet has been shared among the squad tells you his importance.

"He needs to be scoring goals if we want to be successful."

Aubameyang scored 22 of Arsenal's 73 goals in the 2018-19 season as they finished fifth in the Premier League, then fired another 22 from a meagre 56 Gunners goals as they trailed home eighth last term.

Arteta will want goals to come from all areas of his team, but the reality is that they have been reliant on Aubameyang's consistency in recent seasons, and with his input declining the team are struggling.

Arsenal sit 14th in the Premier League with 13 points from 10 games, having lost three successive home games in the competition, and are eight points behind the leaders, who happen to be their north London rivals Tottenham.

The points tally is their lowest from the first 10 games of a campaign since a slow start in 1981, when Arsenal mustered a mere 12 points from their opening 11 matches before winning six in a row.

Arsenal travel to Tottenham on Sunday, and to get the better of Jose Mourinho's side they may need Aubameyang to rediscover his shooting prowess.

If Arsenal need any reminder of how a line-leading striker can perform for his team, they need look no further than Tottenham's Harry Kane, whose league-high 16 goal involvements (seven goals, nine assists) have helped Spurs edge ahead of champions Liverpool on goal difference at the summit.

Aubameyang's two goals and one assist is a meagre return, given he has started every game, with his minutes-per-goal average declining from one every 142.64 last season to a dismal one every 448.5 this term.

Tottenham's Son Heung-min, who has netted nine times in the Premier League this term, has got those at one every 91.22 minutes, with Kane not far behind with a goal every 127.71 minutes.

With an off-key Aubameyang, it could make for a grim derby day for Arteta.

The Jacksonville Jaguars fired general manager Dave Caldwell after a 10th straight loss in the NFL.

Caldwell was appointed by the Jaguars in 2013, but his time with the team is over after a 1-10 start to the season.

The struggling Jaguars fell to the Cleveland Browns 27-25 on Sunday.

"I've met with Dave Caldwell to express my appreciation for his service to the Jacksonville Jaguars as our general manager," Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in a statement.

"Dave was exceptionally committed and determined to bring a winner to Jacksonville, but unfortunately his efforts were not rewarded with the results our fans deserve and our organisation expects.

"Our football operation needs new leadership, and we will have it with a new general manager in 2021."

Since 2008, the Jaguars have made the playoffs just once, reaching the AFC Championship Game in 2017-18.

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard disagreed with Jose Mourinho's assessment that Tottenham were "just a pony" in the Premier League title race.

Spurs returned to the top of the Premier League table following Sunday's 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge.

But Mourinho was keen to play down his team's title chances after they collected a 13th point in five Premier League away games to begin the season – their most since 1991-92.

"We are not even in the race so we are not a horse. We are the small, young horse – a pony. We are just a pony, and you see the difference," he told reporters. 

"Joe Rodon was playing for Swansea. Thiago Silva was for many years and still is one of the best centre-backs in the world. And maybe one month of Thiago's salary pays Joe a year's salary. So, calm.

"I'm very happy with Joe, very happy with the profile, and to be with my amazing coaching staff – Joao [Sacramento], Ledley [King], all these guys – coaching and teaching these guys, and working with Joe has been a pleasure.

"I just feel sorry he can't play in the Europa League because it would be a great level of experience for him, and I believe the biggest game he played before this one was Championship play-offs and a Wales national team match, so I'm very pleased that he could come here and for 90 minutes he made one mistake.

"[Eric] Dier made more mistakes than him, especially in ball possession, so I'm very happy with my team, very happy with my guys, very happy with this mentality – that we come to Stamford Bridge, we get a point, we are top of the league, and we are not happy."

Mourinho used a similar analogy in early 2014 while in charge of Chelsea, and his side finished behind Manchester City and Liverpool in that season.

Lampard, whose Chelsea are on their longest unbeaten run (14 games) since November 2018 and sit third in the table, disagreed with Mourinho and said Spurs had to be considered among the contenders.

"It's Jose's call to say it how he sees it from his end but from the outside they're the top of the league, he's very close to the top. If we're contenders then they have to be contenders," he said.

"I think if you've got Harry Kane and Son [Heung-min] in your team, Son's got nine goals, Harry's got seven.

"They keep clean sheets well because of the organisation of their team. They would expect to be in the race. They've invested heavily, they've got people like Gareth Bale sitting on the bench. Dele Alli's not here, there's a strong squad there.

"I think we're all competing. Jose can say it as he sees it."

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