Jose Mourinho started the mind games with Frank Lampard long before Tottenham's Premier League clash with Chelsea this weekend.
The Portuguese is known for stirring up the hornet's nest ahead of big games, but has remained quiet in the run-up to Spurs hosting his former club Chelsea.
He did, however, have a few things to say about the Blues and new boss Lampard - who he won the Premier League title with at Chelsea - earlier this season.
Speaking as a pundit on Sky Sports, before taking the Tottenham job, Mourinho revealed he was worried about Chelsea's ability to win big matches.
"In the first weekend I was worried and I'm still worried with the big matches. I think fantastic work," said Mourinho. "The kids coming into the team are fitting amazingly well with the top class players like Willian and Kante.
"I think really, really great work by Frank. But they lost twice against United, they lost against Liverpool at home
"They conceded four goals against Ajax and I'm very, very curious to see Chelsea in the next match at the Etihad.
"I'm curious to see if they found that great empathy between the good football they play and the pragmatism that the top teams must have to play against top teams.
"When they find that I think they have a great team for the future. I don't believe in them to finish top two, but I believe very seriously for them to finish top four."
Chelsea have been on a poor run of form recently and Lampard is under pressure to stop the rot.