Chelsea boss slams claims of Ivanovic headbutt during Everton clash

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hit out at the suggestions that defender Branislav Ivanovic headbutted Everton’s James McCarthy during their 1-0 win over the Toffees on Wednesday, talkSPORT reports.

The Blues needed to wait till the 89th minute to break Everton’s stubborn defence, with Willian grabbing the winner to ensure the club’s seven-point lead at the top of the table.

However, as the game headed towards the end at 0-0, a late Nemanja Matic goal was ruled offside before Gareth Barry tripped Willian, which sparked scenes of outrage from both sets of players.

And during the confrontation, Ivanovic seemed to point his head towards Everton midfielder McCarthy, which could result in a suspension by the Football Association.

After the game, Mourinho was prompted over the incident but the Portuguese did his best to avoid the question.

“Did Branislav Ivanovic go in with his head? Don’t make me laugh. Don’t make me laugh,” said the Blues boss.

“I’m concerned with my reaction, because one more question I leave. The next question for that story I have to go.”

Mourinho was previously fined for stating that the FA had a conspiracy against his side after Chelsea’s clash against Southampton back in December, in which refereeing calls did not go the Blues’ way.

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