He told The Sun: "Yes, we're normally both at it before a game. I remember a few years ago we were away with England and I made the mistake of telling him I'd never scored against Chelsea. JT laughed and took the Mickey. But, funnily enough, since then I've scored in nearly every game so I got my own back on him.
"But there'll be no messing about during the game — a quick hello before and we'll definitely speak after.
"Nothing, though, during the game. We'll be going eyeball to eyeball and I want to beat them.
"They've been challenging us hard for the title for the past eight years now and won it three times and I'm sure they'll be challenging again this season.