Villas-Boas angry after derby defeat

Andre Villas-Boas confronted referee Chris Foy following nine-man Chelsea’s derby defeat at QPR.

The Blues boss was furious after his team were beaten 1-0 at Loftus Road, where Heidar Helguson scored from the penalty spot before Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba were sent off in the first half.

Foy angered Chelsea further after the break, ignoring their appeals for a penalty when Frank Lampard and David Luiz went down in the box.

“The three officials were led by the crowd and led by the emotion of the west London derby.”

Villas-Boas revealed: “I was aggressive to him [Foy]. I don’t care whether he was okay with it or not. He was card-happy. I am not happy with the treatment of my team.

“The penalty can be given or not given, but if you give a soft penalty then there has to be one for us too when our players are pushed over.

“The sending off of Didier Drogba seemed to be fair but the Bosingwa one not. I think John Terry was there as cover and it should have been a yellow card.

“The three officials were led by the crowd and led by the emotion of the west London derby.”

Their defeat left Chelsea six points behind leaders Manchester City, who sensationally demolished city rivals United 6-1 at Old Trafford earlier in the day.

But Villas-Boas insisted he took heart from his team’s performance in W12, where even with nine players they were a constant threat.

“It was a difficult task. I thought we were the superior team even with nine men,” he said.

“If you look at the 90 minutes, QPR had one penalty and one cross, which leaves us with the sentiment that we were the better team.

“We are six points behind but we have two clashes with Manchester City to come. It’s early days and the commitment my players showed is a good sign. I’m proud of them.”