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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Jose Mourinho in danger of touchline ban after TV rant

In bizarre Sky tirade, Chelsea's manager blasts 'criminal' Burnley tackle and taunts loser Wenger

Chelsea FC coach Jose Mourinho
Chelsea FC coach Jose Mourinho

JOSE Mourinho has launched an astonishing attack on a number of targets after another disappointing weekend gave the Chelsea boss the Blues.

A 1-1 draw at home to Burnley on Saturday, combined with a facile win for Manchester City against Newcastle United, has seen Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League table reduced to just five points.

Two wins from the last eight games in all competitions has seen the pressure come on Chelsea and the Blues boss responded by making an unscheduled appearance on Sky Sports yesterday when he lashed Burnley, Arsene Wenger, match officials and even Sky Sports themselves.

He called for Burnley forward Ashley Barnes to be banned for what he claims was a "criminal and career-ending" tackle on Nemanja Matic in Saturday's draw.

He also taunted Gunners boss Wenger, saying that he had a "dream job" and added "I don't understand why they are not where we are with Man City", a clear dig at Wenger's lack of trophy success at the Emirates in recent seasons.

The Portuguese coach also lashed Sky for their coverage of Diego Costa's ban for a stamping incident, claiming that Costa had been singled out, and he was also unhappy with refereeing decisions. "My players are not getting the respect they deserve," he said of match officials.

Still top of the Premier League table, Mourinho and Chelsea head into a season-defining period as they face Spurs in the League Cup final next Sunday and then travel to West Ham before the home leg of their Champions League battle with Paris St Germain.

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