Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist a dig at Sam Allardyce’s style of play after his Chelsea side ran out winners against West Ham.
Since last season’s infamous claim that the Hammers play “19th century football”, the two sides have been engaged an a heated competition.
It was therefore inevitable that Mourinho would take another jab at West Ham and he duly delivered.
“I told the referee is it very difficult to be a ref here, because of the style of their game,” he said (via Telegraph)
“Lots of long balls. West Ham had lots of balls in the box, very difficult, very intense and really difficult for the referee. They complain for everything, the crowd is behind them and it is really, really difficult.”
A first-half header by Eden Hazard gave Chelsea the lead and the score remained that despite a plethora of chances for both sides.