Jose Mourinho takes another swipe at Arsene Wenger after accusing referee of being “weak and naive”

Jose Mourinho looks on
Unhappy: Jose Mourinho has hit out at the referee

Jose Mourinho took another amazing dig at Arsene Wenger and the FA after Chelsea were denied a precious Champions League victory.

Chelsea boss Mourinho was incensed that Slovenian referee Damir Skomina did not give a first half penalty for Serhiy Rybalka’s challenge on Cesc Fabregas during the goalless draw against Dynamo Kiev.

The Portuguese branded the referee “weak and naive” in a pointed dig at the Football Association for letting off Wenger for making those remarks about referee Mike Dean while Mourinho was given a £50,000 fine and suspended stadium ban.

Mourinho said: “The referee was weak and naive. Big penalty. When the result is zero-zero and such a penalty is not given it’s a crucial moment of the game.

In pictures – Dynamo Kiev 0-0 Chelsea

“We hit the post twice, we had a great occasion by Matic, (we had a) solid defensive performance against a dangerous team. To lose this game would have been really bad for us.

“A good solid performance, second clean sheet, eveerybdoy fighting for each other. Once more a game without luck, because with a bit of luck you win this game.

“It’s okay. We have the destiny in our hands. We play two matches at home and one in Israel. So the qualification depends on us.”

Chelsea are appealing the FA’s latest punishment for Mourinho’s outburst at referee Bobby Madley last month and Mourinho’s post-match remarks could land him in trouble with UEFA.

Clive Rose/GettyEden Hazard looks on
Promising signs: Eden Hazard looked more like his old self

But Mourinho did praise Eden Hazard who was recalled to the starting line-up and responded with an excellent display.

“We are much more solid now. Two matches, two clean sheets, no problems defensively,” said Mourinho.

“The team were really solid and compact, the midfield really strong. We are recovering some of that compactness, solidarity, effort, tactical discipline.”

AFP/GettyArtem Kravets fights for the ball with John Terry
Getting stuck in: Artem Kravets fights for the ball with John Terry

Chelsea captain John Terry added: “”It’s on us. We maybe could have come away with three points tonight but we haven’t and we move on.

“In front of our home support, a big night under floodlights, it’s where want to be. It’s in our hands.

“We haven’t got the result we wanted but the desire’s still there, the hunger’s still there for trophies year after year. There’s been a lot of disappointment, but we’re collectively together.”

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