What can separate Jose Mourinho from the spotlight? Nothing so far. In the wake of Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday and the dismissal of
Willian and Ramires for second bookable offences, the Portuguese coach has urged Premier League committee to stop assigning referee Chris Foy to Chelsea games. The aggrieved boss who was sent to the stands after confronting Foy shortly before the match ended deems it helpful if they don’t see him again.
“Maybe it is helpful that the committee doesn’t send him to our matches. I don’t have the right to request that. It’s just that I think they have to analyse the situation and see. Every time he has Chelsea – or not every time, but many times he has Chelsea and the problems are there. I think maybe it would be a good decision. Mistakes are part of the job for referees, even big mistakes which are crucial to the result.”
Meanwhile, FA will await Chris Foy’s report before deciding if to charge Jose Mourinho.