Jose Mourinho has called on the Premier League to stop putting referee, Chris Foy, in charge of Chelsea games after the referee dismissed two of his players in the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday.
Foy had sent off both Willian and Ramirez, but also disallowed a Matic-goal in the first half and blew a few close offside calls against the Blues.
Mourinho himself was also sent to the stands for entering the pitch after the second red card for Ramirez. In his post-match interview the Portuguese tried not to comment on the referee’s performance in order to avoid charges by the FA, but he did so in another media briefing.
"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."
The last time two Chelsea players were dismissed in the same game was when – conincidently – Foy dismissed Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba in 2011. Mourinho revealed the fact that Foy was to officiate the Villa-game had been regularly discussed at Chelsea's training ground after the officials were announced.
"The players were speaking about it during the week," he continued.
"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."
The FA could now take action against Mourinho following his Foy-comments and for entering the field of play, which is against Rule E3 that managers must not leave their technical area.
The Chelsea boss 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 from both sides. If the FA decides to fine Mourinho or anyone else who entered the pitch, he can expect a fine of £8,000-£12,000.
If anyone involved is found to have used abusive or insulting language he can be hit with a two-match touchline ban, which in Mourinho’s case would see him miss the game against Arsenal.
But Mourinho insists he has done nothing wrong and he would prefer the money to go to referee education or charity if he is fined.
"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,” he added.
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