Frank Lampard speaks out on Leeds United, Bielsa, if they deserve promotion

Frank Lampard arrives at St Luke's & Christ Church ahead of the memorial for Ray Wilkins on May 1, 2018 in London, England.

Derby County boss Frank Lampard commends Leeds.

Frank Lampard arrives at St Luke's & Christ Church ahead of the memorial for Ray Wilkins on May 1, 2018 in London, England.

Derby County boss Frank Lampard has told Talksport he has no bitterness towards Leeds United.

The Whites are top of the table after an excellent run of form, winning their last three matches.

Derby lost to Leeds both times this season, with the second meeting overshadowed by 'spygate'.

 

Lampard complained to the EFL about Leeds' behaviour but tells Talksport he never wanted to see the club have points deducted.

He maintains he believes Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa was in the wrong.

He said: "I think it’s something, in my view, which shouldn’t go on again. I think the punishment was more than enough and I was never there asking for points to be taken off Leeds.

"I think actually Leeds are a fantastic team this year and Bielsa is a fantastic manager. And the way it’s going, them and Norwich are the outstanding teams in the league at this minute and the ones that will deserve promotion – ‘Spygate’ or no ‘Spygate’."

Frank Lampard shows appreciation to the fans at half time during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on February 25, 2017 in London, England.

Leeds are in a strong position to win automatic promotion and have nine games to go.

Derby are hoping to reach the play-offs, and their hopes are finely balanced.

Entering last night's games Derby were sixth, with a one point gap over Bristol City.

Derby County Manager Frank Lampard looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Derby County at Bet365 Stadium on November 28, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

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