Mourinho: Mr Dowd is too slow.


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said referee Phill Dowd was "too slow" and missed key moments that resulted in his team's 5-3 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Mourinho who criticised referees after his 1-1 draw against Southampton on Sunday, reckons Jan Vertonghen handled the ball with his hand in the first half and the Blues should have been awarded a penalty.

Chelsea have dropped 10 points in their last eight fixtures, securing only a point from their last two games - against Southampton and Tottenham.

However, the west London side now sit at the top of the Premier League table, level on points and goal difference with defending champions Manchester City who beat Sunderland 3-2 at the Etihad with a former Chelsea player [Frank Lampard] securing the winning goal for the Citizens.

“I'm more shocked at other things than to concede five goals. I am shocked that," Mourinho said after the clash at White Hart Lane.

"In three days, we’ve had two incredible decisions that punished us in a very hard way.

“Eden Hazard told me there was not a foul or a red card when he was fouled in the second half but Mr Dowd is too slow to go with that ball – he was 40 yards away.

“He made the right decision, so that’s good, but he couldn't make the decision that was 10 metres away in the first half – a crucial moment of the game.

“With the result 1-0, one clear action could make it 2-0. Normally at 2-0, the result and the history of the game would be different.

“Managers and players, we win and lose but Mr Dowd didn't lose. This is the type of decision that is very difficult to accept.”

Written by @Chukkymufc


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