Mourinho keen to avoid referee Foy

Jose Mourinho has questioned whether Chris Foy should be allowed to referee Chelsea matches.

Foy sent off Ramires and Willian during their 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday and has now dismissed six of their players in the last eight Blues matches he has officiated.

Willian’s second yellow card, issued following a challenge on Fabien Delph, looked harsh.

Willian of Chelsea
Willian’s sending-off seemed harsh.

And Chelsea boss Mourinho was himself sent off after a touchline row that followed Ramires’ straight red card for a two-footed tackle on Villa’s Karim El Ahmadi.

“Maybe it is helpful that the committee doesn’t send him to our matches,” said Mourinho.

“I don’t have the right to request that – I just think they have to analyse the situation and see. I think maybe it would be a good decision.”

Ramires will serve a three-game ban, while Willian will be suspended for this weekend’s vital derby against Arsenal.

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