Coach Jose Mourinho has revealed why Chelsea, surprisingly, suffered a 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa in the English Premier League, EPL, on Saturday.
According to Mourinho, centre referee Chris Foy was responsible for the defeat and should not be allowed to take charge of any more Chelsea matches in the future.
Foy dismissed two Chelsea players, Willian and Ramires, in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa and also sent the Portuguese manager to the stands.
Mourinho, who initially kept his views to himself after the game at Villa Park, risks being disciplined by the FA for his dismissal and for what he said later.
The two Brazilian players were both sent off in the second half while Mourinho was ordered to the stands after a touchline fracas following Ramires’ late red card for his stamp on Karim El Ahmadi.
Foy has sent off six Chelsea players in eight matches and has now twice sent off two in a match after dismissing Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba against Queens Park Rangers in 2011-12.
“Maybe it would be helpful that the committee doesn’t send him to our matches,” Mourinho told reporters.
“I don’t have the right to request that. It’s just I think they have to analyse the situation and see if every time he has Chelsea – or not every time – but many times he has Chelsea and problems are there, I think maybe it would be a good decision.”
Mourinho will learn his possible fate after Foy has sent in his report to the FA, and could face both a fine and a touchline ban.