Mourinho angry over penalty decision.


Jose Mourinho was left frustrated after Anthony Taylor [referee] failed to award the Blues a penalty in the second-half as the Premier League table toppers drew with Southampton as the St Mary's.

Sadio Mane gave the hosts the lead in the 17th minute and Eden Hazard levelled up for Chelsea before half-time.

Minutes after the break, Chelsea's midfield maestro Fabregas was shown a yellow card for diving which the referee got totally wrong as Matt Targett brought the Spaniard down in the penalty box.

After the clash, Mourinho was angry with the referee's decision not to point to the penalty spot and said what rival managers are saying about his team “diving” is affecting the referees.

“My players tried to win, especially in the second half,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

“I can’t understand such a big penalty [when Cesc Fabregas fell under the challenge of Matt Targett]. Out of nothing West Ham manager Sam Allardyce starts speaking about Chelsea players diving, then another coach and another coach. The referee changes a penalty for a yellow card.

The Chelsea boss continued: “Same happened with Diego Costa in the game against Burnley. That I can’t understand. A point is a point against a difficult team. There are doubts and doubts – a penalty like that, I will leave with that.

“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.”

Mourinho hailed the Saints, saying they were organised and they defended well to secure a point.

The Portuguese added: “I can believe Southampton defended with everything they have – with organisation, spirit and solidarity of players and the effort they fought to get the point.”

Written by @Chukkymufc


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