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Villa boss Lambert no problems in meeting counterpart Mourinho again

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists there is no ill-feeling between him and Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho following their touchline bust-up earlier in the season. "Do you know what, there was nothing in that at all," Lambert said.

"We had a laugh and a joke about it afterwards. It was nothing serious. There was nothing in that, people made a lot of it in the way they portrayed it. We had a laugh and a joke as you normally do in football.

"Nobody is there to be Mr Nice but it never transferred into any heated thing. I saw him after the game and it was totally fine. I'm pretty sure it will be the same this time.

"I had a drink with Jose after the match. There was never any (issue). I think people tried to make something out of it that was never there."

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