Chelsea boss denies misconduct charge

Andre Villas-Boas has denied a Football Association charge over comments he made about referee Chris Foy after Chelsea’s controversial derby defeat against QPR last month.

The Blues boss was charged with improper conduct having revealed he had been “aggressive” towards Foy after the game at Loftus Road, where Chelsea lost 1-0 and had Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba sent off.

Villas-Boas was furious that after awarding QPR an early penalty, Foy twice waved away Chelsea’s appeals for a spot-kick in the second half.

He said at the time: “The ref was poor. Very, very poor. And it reflected in the result.

“I spoke to him at the end and I was aggressive to him and I don’t care whether he was okay with it or not.”

Foy booked seven more Chelsea players during the match and the club were subsequently fined £20,000 after admitting an FA charge of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.