Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has asked the Premier League to stop allowing referee Chris Foy to officiate Chelsea games after he sent off two Blues players in their 1-0 loss to Aston Villa, Sky Sports reports.
Foy sent off Brazilians Willian – for two bookable offences – and Ramires for a horrible tackle on Karim El Ahmadi.
The Portuguese manager stormed onto the pitch after the second red card and was sent to the stands by the referee.
Mourinho could have no complaints with the tackle by Ramires, but Willian’s second yellow for a tussle with Fabian Delph was definitely a harsh call.
And he is urging that Foy not look over any Chelsea games in the future.
“Maybe it’s helpful that the (Premier League referees’) committee doesn’t send him (Foy) to our matches,” said Mourinho.
“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.”
The Chelsea manager mentioned that there were regular discussions on the training ground regarding the appointment of Foy for the fixture and that he must approach these games in a different manner.
“The players were speaking about it during the week,” Mourinho added. “They have a reason.
“I never care who the ref is. I don’t want to know. But during the week the players were speaking about the situation and I think from now on the next time we have Mr Foy I have to work my people in a different way.”
Mourinho is also looking at a charge from the FA for entering the pitch during arguments surrounding the second red card.