"He has planted a seed for the rest of the season" says Gary Neville.


Sky Sports expert Gary Neville reckons Jose Mourinho has planted a seed and has put some pressure on referees by claiming there is a campaign against Chelsea.

Mourinho was left furious after referee Anthony Taylor failed to award a penalty for a second-half tackle made by Matt Targett on Cesc Fabregas and decided to show the Spaniard a yellow card for diving.

The Chelsea boss reckons the mistake made by the referee to book Fabregas for diving was because of recent accusations of his players diving and believes rival managers are against Chelsea.

However, former Manchester United defender believes Mourinho knows there is no campaign against Chelsea and the Blues manager is planting a seed in the minds of the referees for matches ahead.

"He has planted a seed for the rest of the season," Neville told Sky Sports. "He'll probably take a fine for that.

"What Mourinho has done today has said he's drawing a line in the sand and said, 'I'm not accepting this anymore', letting the referees know this is unacceptable for the rest of the season.

"The campaign bit is him saying he's not having this anymore."

The Manchester United legend added it's just a strategy for teams fighting for the title.

Gary Neville said: "It's what teams that are going for the title do. Historically, you put pressure on, you plant seeds, he won't think for one minute there's a campaign against Chelsea."

Written by @Chukkymufc


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