Just what we needed! As if the pain of losing to a relegation threatened team was not enough, there are reports in the press suggesting that Jose Mourinho, Rui Faria (Coach) and midfielder Ramirez could all be facing actions from the FA after separate incidents involving them during and after the defeat to Sunderland last Saturday.
The boss took a dig at Mike Dean over the way he handled the match between Chelsea and Sunderland last Saturday. The referee, who awarded Sunderland a dying minute penalty, which was converted by Fabio Borini to give the away team a victory over us, was ‘mocked’ by the boss in comments a couple of people have referred to in the social media as being sarcastic.
“In four quick points I can say everything I want to say, I won’t waste time because every question you ask me I will answer in exactly the same way, so we’ll stick with four quick points,” Mourinho said on Saturday.
“The first point is to congratulate my players, they did everything they could. They fought, they played from the first to the last second and they deserve that [praise]. Sometimes we praise them when we win but I think it’s fair to praise my players after a defeat.
“Secondly, congratulations to Sunderland. It doesn’t matter how or why, or in which way, they won, but they won. It was three fantastic points for them so I think it’s fair to congratulate them.
“The third point is I want to congratulate [referee] Mike Dean. I think his performance was unbelievable and when referees have unbelievable performances I think it’s fair, as managers, we give them this. It was a fantastic performance, he came here with one objective, the objective to make a fantastic performance, and he did that.”
“The fourth point, I think it’s also fair to congratulate Mike Riley, because he’s the referees’ boss, and what they are doing during the whole season is fantastic, especially in the last couple of months, and especially in the games which have involved teams in the title race. It’s absolutely fantastic and I also congratulate him,” the boss said on Chelsea.com
The boss, who was hit with a fine by the FA for encroaching the pitch in last month’s league match with Aston Villa, could also be in serious trouble having deliberately mentioned both Dean and PGMOL chief Riley in the same comment.
Ramirez on the other hand, could be out for the rest of the season for violent conduct for elbowing Seb Larsson. The minimum could be a three match ban, which could rule him out for the rest of the season.