Mourinho suggests Foy should not referee Chelsea games

Willian and Ramires saw red in the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa, taking the match official's tally to six sendings off in the last eight games involving the Blues
Jose Mourinho has questioned whether or not referee Chris Foy should officiate in Chelsea games after the match official sent off two of his players in the shock defeat to Aston Villa.

Willian was shown a second yellow card for a challenge on Fabian Delph, while Ramires received a straight red for his tackle on Karim El Ahmadi in a 1-0 loss at Villa Park which damaged the Blues' title charge.

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Foy has now dismissed six Chelsea players in the last eight games he has taken charge of involving the club, and Mourinho has suggested the referee will compromise his future team selection and strategy.

"The players were speaking about it [Foy's record] during the week," Mourinho told reporters. "My philosophy is that I never care who the ref is, I don't want to know.

"I always think that the referee is a good referee but during the week the players were speaking about the situation and I think from now on, the next time we have Mr Foy, I have to work my people in a different way."

Mourinho also said it would be "helpful" if the Professional Game Match Officials Limited [PGMOL] investigated Foy's performances in Chelsea matches.

He added: "Maybe it is helpful that the committee doesn't send him to our matches. I don't have the right to request [that].

"I think they have to analyse the situation and see if every time he has Chelsea – or not every time – but many times he has Chelsea and problems are there, I think maybe it would be a good decision."