Blues boss claims there is a campaign against his side.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will formally contest the FA’s charge of misconduct by submitting an official submission to the governing body before Tuesday’s 6pm deadline, the Daily Mail reports.
The Chelsea manager was charged after claiming there was a ‘campaign’ against his Premier League leaders after they were denied a penalty in the 1-1 draw at Southampton on December 28.
Mourinho has sought to tone down his criticisms of authority since his return to English football, but the club have given him their full backing on this occasion.
The Special One can make representations to the FA disciplinary commission by way of mitigation, though it is said that he will instead request a personal heading.
He is keen to put together a highlights package that will apparently show that officials have been reluctant to give his side key decisions during matches this term.
“There is a campaign against Chelsea. I don’t know why there is this campaign and I do not care. Everybody knows it was a penalty,” he said after the 1-1 draw with Southampton.
And he has since taken a vow of silence in front of the media, assistant boss Steve Holland has been taking press duties instead.