Mourinho: Arsenal could have finished with 8 men

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The Chelsea boss felt that his side's Premier League game with Arsenal was a tough one to referee, but that the visitors could have seen more than one red card.

The victorious Chelsea manager was in much less of a controversial mood than many might have expected him to be, after the Portuguese clashed with Arsene Wenger in what was a feisty London derby.

Perhaps it was as a result of the satisfaction a win over the Frenchman brings for the former Real Madrid manager.

Chelsea took home the three points after goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, with the Spanish striker's effort coming after a delightful pass from former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas. Hazard's goal was from the penalty spot after he had been brought down by Laurent Koscielny.

Claiming that it was a tough match for the officials to have to manage, Mourinho was quick to brush aside any issue the Arsenal boss could have had with Gary Cahill's crunching challenge on Alexis Sanchez.

In Mourinho's mind, the Gunners could have been reduced to single figure players for their conduct during the game 

“The officials had a good game today in what was a fast and technical game," the Chelsea boss said.

“They [Arsenal] could have finished with eight men.

“Koscielny for the penalty was a red card, Chambers should have had a red for two yellows, and it was a clear, clear red for Welbeck.”

He was in less forgiving mood for the spat with Wenger that seemed to perfectly capture their apparent mutual disliking of each other.

"There are two technical areas not one. He [Wenger] was coming to my space," claimed Mourinho.

"If it was to give an instruction to a player I say OK, but to press the referee to give a red card to an opponent is not fair. I don't think that is the image of Arsene Wenger as an advocate of fair play."

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