Premier League leaders Chelsea are being unfairly treated due to their reputation claims Blues captain John Terry…
Chelsea’s veteran centre-back John Terry believes his side’s reputation has resulted in unfair treatment from match officials, reports the Guardian.
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Terry has reiterated Jose Mourinho’s complaints that there is a “campaign” against Chelsea, and claims referees decisions are being influenced by the media.
“There have been a lot of highlights on the television and in the papers as well, which is unfair. I think the refs have to come into the games with a clear mind and judge each game as it is. You can’t go into a game thinking ‘someone did this, someone did that’,” he said.
“There are reputations out there, but the referees have got to come into it with a clear mind and I think the last two games we have been denied two clear penalties.”
Having been practically handed the Premier League trophy in the early goings of the season, the Blues have now seen their massive lead at the top of the table all but disappear.
Manchester City have closed the gap with the league leaders, and the two sides are now separated by nothing more than their goal difference.
Chelsea have already been booked for diving a number of times this season, which in turn has lead to close scrutiny in the media.
Their recent 5-3 loss against Tottenham has come as a huge blow to Mourinho’s side, especially on the back of a disappointing draw with Southampton. They are still tipped to lift the Premier League trophy though, and the Portuguese boss will hope his side can play their way into form again.