Two penalties and two red cards in three games is not normal, claims Mourinho

Chelsea’s manager has hinted that the match officials are partially to be blamed for Chelsea’s stumbling start.

The Chelsea manager branded the decisions going against his team as ‘not normal’ with captain John Terry and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois recently sent off.

West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City were also awarded penalties against the champions, and Mourinho feels it is unusual after only three games this season.

‘I think the most important thing of this start to the season is that it’s not normal that, in three matches, you have two penalties against and play with 10 men twice,’ Mourinho said.

‘That’s the thing that immediately comes to the mind of someone analysing the situation. Apart from that, one match at home, two away, four points.

‘It’s not what we want, but four points is not a drama. We have to keep going, improving. We know we can improve and will improve. We’ll try to get a good result.

‘This is the Premier League so, when you are five points behind the leader in another league that can be complication. In the Premier League, it’s not complicated.’