Jose Mourinho has been rewriting the rule book on media manipulation ever since he first set foot in the Premier League and the Special One was hard at work deflecting attention from his side’s failings once again in the wake of their 5-3 defeat against Tottenham.
In 2014/15 it seems the Blues have been the victims of miscarriages of justice on every occasion points have been dropped, bar one…
Here’s news.bwin.com/en/’s potted history of the REAL reasons behind every Chelsea non-win of a 2014/15 campaign they remain 13/20 favourites to end as champions of England in the eyes of their manager.
Tottenham 5-3 Chelsea, January 1, 2014 – Sluggish referee can’t able to keep up with pro-Blues decisions
“Eden Hazard told me there was not a foul or a red card when he was fouled in the second half but Mr Dowd is too slow to go with that ball – he was 40 yards away.
“He made the right decision, so that’s good, but he couldn’t make the decision that was 10 metres away in the first half [a penalty claim for handball against Jan Vertonghen] – a crucial moment of the game.
“With the result 1-0, one clear action could make it 2-0. Normally at 2-0, the result and the history of the game would be different.”
Southampton 1-1 Chelsea, December 28, 2014 – Lifts the lid on an anti-Chelsea conspiracy
“In other countries where I worked, tomorrow in the sports papers it would be front-page scandal because it is a scandal.
“I think it is a scandal because it is not a small penalty – it is a penalty like Big Ben. In this country – and I am happy with that, more than happy with that – we will just say that it was a big mistake with a big influence in the result. I will go to the referee and wish him a good year and tell him he will be ashamed.
“I think it is clearly the result of something that looks like a campaign.
“In the first match, Diego got a yellow card when it should have been a penalty and a red card at Burnley. A few months later, we lose two points in a match where the penalty is there and Fàbregas gets a yellow card.”
Newcastle 2-1 Chelsea, December 6, 2014 – Ballboy skullduggery
“We wanted to play more football, but it was not possible because of a few things I thought didn’t belong any more to top-level football, but still belong here.
“The ball disappeared, the ball doesn’t come, another ball comes, the ball boys run away. These kinds of situations that are, unfortunately, still part of the game. But no complaints.”
Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea, November 29, 2014 – One team try to win, neither succeed
“It was a difficult match. Only one team tried to win from the beginning, the other team didn’t.”
Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea, October 26, 2014 – Unspeakable officiating is nonetheless spoken about
“The red card, I saw that coming,”
“If I have to speak about [that] I have to speak about the penalty Ivanovic should have been given.
“I don’t want to speak about the penalty on Ivanovic and the accumulation of yellow cards [for Chelsea].
“I don’t want to speak even about throw-ins. If I want to speak I will speak too much – you know I will speak with my heart and get into trouble.”
Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea, September 21, 2014 – Away at their leading title-rivals a solitary fair cop
“In the end of the day, it was a fair result”.