The manager had an outburst following the defeat.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho faces an FA ban after his outburst at referee Phil Dowd following his side’s 5-3 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Thursday.
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Mourinho said that the Blues should be have been awarded a penalty when his team were still 1-0 up after he adjudged Jan Vertonghen to have handled the ball in the box.
As well as criticising the decision not to give a spot kick the 51-year-old also suggested that Dowd wasn’t fit enough to keep up with the play when Eden Hazard was on the break.
“I hate to lose but I prefer to lose like I did against Newcastle [United, 2-1] with a clean performance by Martin Atkinson [the referee],” Mourinho was quoted by the Times.
“I’m more shocked with other things than to concede five goals. But where I am shocked is that, in three days, we had two incredible decisions that punished us in a very hard way.
“With the result 1-0, one clear action could make it 2-0. Normally, at 2-0, the result would be completely different. It was clear, like the one against Southampton. They’re the ones that are difficult to accept.
“But managers and players we win and lose. And Mr Dowd didn’t lose.
“After that there is an action on Eden Hazard which Hazard tells me was not a foul or a red card.
“So that is good, in spite of the fact Mr Dowd was too slow to follow that ball. He was 40 yards away, but made the right decision. For the decision he was ten metres away, he couldn’t make it.”