Chelsea media round-up: Scholes suggests Mourinho is wasting his time in over key area

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Chelsea.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has told the Independent that Jose Mourinho is wasting his time trying to influence referees.

Mourinho has been public with his recent comments that he feels officials are being biased against his team in the majority of games.

Scholes has warned the Portuguese boss that it will only make referees more resilient against giving into that pressure.

“It just seems to me there is an unwillingness among referees to be influenced by him,” wrote Scholes.

The Daily Mail has reported that Chelsea get a penalty on average once every 13 matches in the Premier League.

That stat would suggest they are hard done by in the majority of games where some important decisions go against them.

The paper reports that in UEFA fixtures, that average is substantially reduced to once every 1.8 matches.

Diego Costa has been quoted by Sky Sports suggesting he won’t change his playing style with the Blues.

Costa is a very aggressive striker, who often gets into confrontations all over the pitch during games with opposition players.

He was recently banned after appearing to stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can during a game.

“I'm not going to change my way of playing. I do know now that I have to be a little bit more careful,” he said.

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