The astonishing outburst came following the 5-3 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been making headlines recently on account of his fractious relationship with Premier League referees, and that is a situation that looks unlikely to thaw any time soon, after reports from the Mirror accused Mourinho of calling match official Phil Dowd ‘too fat to referee’ in the aftermath of his side’s shock defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on New Year’s Day.
The shocking outburst is reported to have occurred in the tunnel following the Blues’ astonishing 5-3 defeat to Spurs, in which Mourinho felt they were denied a penalty for handball whilst leading the match, although the report suggests that it was not included in the referee’s match report and the Premier League claimed to be unaware of the incident.
Mourinho is already facing an FA charge of improper conduct for his comments about officials following the 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton, during which Cesc Fabregas was booked for simulation despite appearing to be fouled by Matt Targett, although he is likely to contest this.
Dowd is a referee whose fitness has been called into question in the path, with the report suggesting that Dowd may have failed a fitness test in 2012, whilst he also came under fire from legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.