Chelsea were accused of being like “swan lake” by Steve Bruce at the weekend.
Former England manager Steve McClaren has fanned the flames ahead of this week’s League Cup quarter final between Derby County and Chelsea, with the Mirror reporting that the Rams boss has claimed that Blues stars should be retrospectively banned for their apparent dives in the weekend Premier League clash against Hull City.
Diego Costa and Willian were both booked for simulation during Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Hull City, whilst Gary Cahill was extremely fortunate to escape a second yellow card, leading to Tigers manager Steve Bruce declaring that the Blues’ behaviour was akin to “Swan Lake”.
The incidents clearly haven’t escaped the attention of McClaren, who was prompted about the issue ahead of the League Cup tie at Pride Park and feels that players need to be banned if the issue is to be stamped out:
“Would I like to see retrospective action taken? Absolutely.”
“If people cheat and do wrong, they have to suffer the consequences, we’ve all had to do that.”
“It should be, they do it in other things so why not in for diving or simulation.”