Chelsea FC: Jose Mourinho Critical Of Referee Mike Dean’s Performance


Chelsea FC manager Jose Mourinho was not happy with his side’s 2-1 defeat to Sunderland AFC today and was short and brief with his press conference. He made some scathing remarks towards the referee Mike Dean, congratulated Sunderland and his players, and moved on. There was not much to say for the Portuguese manager and he was clearly disgusted with the referee’s performance and the FA as a whole.

Mourinho’s comments from the official Chelsea FC website:

“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.

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. 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 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.”

This is the second time in as many months that Jose Mourinho has felt the referee has directly affected the course of a Chelsea match. The first was Chris Foy in the match against Aston Villa where he harshly sent off Willian and now Mike Dean can be added to that list. Dean’s performance was truly shocking but as they saying goes, you have to take the game out of the referee’s hands and Chelsea could not do that. It remains to be seen if Liverpool and Manchester City can make Chelsea pay tomorrow for yet another slip-up but things are not looking good.

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