Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho refused to answer questions in his post-game interview with BT Sport after watching his side fall to a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
A double from Philippe Coutinho and a late strike from Christian Benteke sealed the victory for the visitors, as they cancelled out Ramires’ opener early in the game.
While Liverpool arguably deserved the win given the amount of possession that they enjoyed and their ability to combine that with a killer instinct in front of goal, Mourinho will feel aggrieved with certain decisions during the game.
Lucas Leiva possibly escaped a second booking after he tripped Ramires in the second half, while Coutinho’s first goal came after the two minutes of additional time in the first half had passed.
The latter was undoubtedly a turning point in the game, and so the Portuguese tactician may well have valid reasons to be disappointed with the officials.
However, Diego Costa was also fortunate to escape punishment after his kick out at Martin Skrtel, and the Spaniard may well be facing retrospective disciplinary action from the FA if they choose to follow it up.
Nevertheless, it will be another bitter blow for Mourinho as his side remain in 15th place in the Premier League table having collected just 11 points so far this season.
The reigning champions have lost six of their opening 11 games, and so statistically that marks the worst start to a title defence in Premier League history.
It remains to be seen whether or not he is given an opportunity to turn things around after insisting prior to kick off that he wasn’t worried, as reported by the BBC, but such a sustained poor run of form will not help his cause.