Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v A Villa

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Villa Park

Last Game

A Villa 0 - 3 Arsenal

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Mourinho wants to avoid Foy

Jose Mourinho has called on the Premier League to stop sending Chris Foy to Chelsea games after the referee dismissed two Blues midfielders in the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Last Updated: 17/03/14 at 19:53 Post Comment

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea manager is sent to the stands by Chris Foy

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea manager is sent to the stands by Chris Foy

Foy sent off Willian for two bookable offences at Villa Park before dismissing Ramires in the closing stages for a crunching tackle on Karim El Ahmadi.

Chelsea manager Mourinho came on to the pitch after the second red card and was also sent to the stands by Foy, who did not want to speak to the Portuguese coach after the game.

Mourinho tried his best to bite his lip in his post-match press conference, but he eventually relented in another media briefing minutes later.

"Maybe it's helpful that the (Premier League referees') committee doesn't send him (Foy) to our matches," said Mourinho.

"I don't have the right to request (that). It's just I think they have to analyse the situation and see if every time he has Chelsea - or not every time - but many times he has Chelsea and problems are there, I think maybe it would be a good decision."

Although he was not manager then, Mourinho recalled Chelsea's defeat to QPR in 2011 when Foy dismissed Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba.

"The last time I remember something similar was in a match at QPR's stadium," Mourinho said.

When informed that it was Foy who took charge of that match, Mourinho said: "I didn't know (that). It's a coincidence."

Mourinho revealed the fact that Foy was to officiate the game had been regularly discussed at Chelsea's training ground at Cobham after the officials were announced.

"The players were speaking about it during the week," Mourinho added. "They have a reason.

"I never care who the ref is. I don't want to know. But during the week the players were speaking about the situation and I think from now on the next time we have Mr Foy I have to work my people in a different way."

Mourinho did not want to say whether he thought the decision to send off Ramires or Willian was correct in case he was charged by the Football Association.

The FA could take a dim view of Mourinho's claim that "problems" regularly occur when Foy officiates Chelsea games though.

The Chelsea manager is also facing an FA charge for entering the field of play.

Rule E3 states managers must not leave their technical area as Mourinho did during the match.

Mourinho claimed he was only attempting to cool tempers, and to ask Foy why he had not sent off Gabriel Agbonlahor, who had already been substituted, for accosting Ramires.

Villa manager Paul Lambert also entered the pitch, as did a number of coaches.

If the FA decides Mourinho or anyone else who entered the pitch has broken the law, it can fine them between £8,000-£12,000.

If anyone involved is found to have used abusive or insulting language they can be hit with a two-match touchline ban.

Mourinho insists he has done nothing wrong and he would prefer the money to go to an interesting destination if he is fined.

He said: "I don't think it would be a problem to make a donation to help young referees to have better conditions to improve a referees academy, this kind of situation or to improve kids with social problems or economical problems."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e deserved respect for forging a successful football career despite being, clearly, made from balsa wood.

Nutboy
Wenger: Diaby deserves respect

L

iverpool should put in a bid for Barkley. As cheeky as it may sound, only he looks capable enough to replace Gerrard.

paulay8
Gerrard's Decay Becoming Sadly Apparent

M

y emotions were not mixed. Super professional that he is. I will never look at you the same way Frank. Love affair over.

gittoplo
Lampard: Mixed emotions

Footer 365

Premier League: Liverpool granted permission to expand Anfield

Liverpool's plans to expand Anfield have received a boost after the council grant approval for redevelopment work.

Rio: Fergie exit hit RvP hardest

Rio Ferdinand has claimed Robin van Persie was the player who suffered the most after Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement as Man United manager.

Premier League: West Brom boss Alan Irvine ready to drop big names

West Brom boss Alan Irvine has underlined his willingness to drop out-of-form players, regardless of their status.

Mail Box

Is Moyes The Big Winner This Season?

Man United and Everton are making David Moyes look good enough for Newcastle. We have lots of mails on Steven Gerrard but mostly Man United and Van Gaal...

Should Gerrard Play Further Forward?

That's one shout in a mailbox that recalls Rafa Benitez saying the Liverpool man would one day end up as a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney and 500 words on Ipswich...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property