All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge this morning.
Much of the morning news today of course relates to Chelsea’s defeat against Sunderland yesterday. Jose Mourinho was clearly unhappy with the decision to award Sunderland a late penalty - and he did so with sarcasm:
“Third point, I want to congratulate again Mike Dean. I think his performance was unbelievable and I think when referees have unbelievable performances; I think it's fair that as managers we give them praise. So, fantastic performance. He came here with one objective. To make a fantastic performance. And he did that.”
Perhaps the most hurtful thing about the defeat was the man who scored Sunderland’s winner.
Fabio Borini is not only a former Chelsea youngster who never made it at Stamford Bridge but he is also on loan from Liverpool - who are now set to win the title at The Blues expense.
The Italian has also revealed how Liverpool fans were getting in touch on Twitter to tell him to do them a favour:
“Most of all I think Liverpool fans more than players, I had lots of tweets from Liverpool fans asking for a favour, they’ll be happy.”
It was a game that saw Rui Faria sent to the stands for a furious and aggressive confrontation with Dean. The Chelsea assistant appeared to square up the man from the Wirral before being pulled away by Mourinho and co.
He and Ramires, who elbowed Sunderland player Seb Larsson when the referee was not watching, face retrospective action from the FA and potential bans.
Everton legend Graeme Sharp claims that Romelu Lukaku will only leave Chelsea if The Toffees make it into the Champions League.
“The Lukaku situation will take care of itself. He has said he wants to play in the Champions League. Now, if Everton don’t get that fourth spot, that answers its own question.”
Everton are currently fifth - just behind Arsenal with both playing today.