Jose Mourinho claims there is a campaign against Chelsea FC
Mourinho seething after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at St Mary’s which saw Cesc Fabregas denied a clear-cut penalty
December 28th, 2014
Chelsea’s three point lead at the top of the Premier League was somehow preserved on Sunday, with the Blues drawing 1-1 with Southampton before an unlikely comeback from Burnley denied Manchester City a maximum haul.
Even so, Jose Mourinho will end 2014 as an angry man after seeing the referee at St Mary’s book Cesc Fabregas for diving when it appeared as though the Spaniard was clearly fouled during the second half of the match.
In his news conference Mourinho said: “There is a campaign against Chelsea. I don’t know why there is this campaign and I do not care.
“Everybody knows it was a penalty. The referee made a mistake, people make mistakes and he made a big mistake. He is a good referee and a good guy, he is young, he has years and years of football ahead of him but it is a big mistake.
“After the game against West Ham, Sam is speaking about Branislav Ivanovic [diving], what is this? Then, you come here [Southampton] and you have a crucial decision and the referee makes the wrong decision. He made a mistake. He assumed it.
“Out of nothing, Allardyce starts speaking about Chelsea players diving, then another coach and another coach. The referee changes a penalty for a yellow card.
“[The] same happened with Diego Costa in the game against Burnley. That I can’t understand. The reality is there are penalties and penalties – this one was a huge one. Match after match coaches are telling Chelsea players are diving. I will go to the referee and wish him a good year and tell him he will be ashamed.”