Diego Costa serves the last game of his suspension against Everton..
Jose Mourinho has insinuated that Chelsea get treated differently than their rivals after Manchester United striker Robin van Persie escaped any punishment for what appeared to be an elbow on West Ham United defender James Tomkins.
Mourinho, still seething from the FA’s decision to suspend Diego Costa for his challenge on Emre Can, said he needed time to understand why certain players do not get punished as severely as his team are.
Without naming names, the 52-year-old made it known who he was referring to and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him under hot bother again from the Football Association if he’s deemed to be calling their integrity into question.
“I paid lots of attention this weekend. The same people who suspended my player didn’t want to suspend another player this weekend, and a player could have been suspended this weekend and he wasn’t. I’m still processing that information,” Mourinho was quoted by the Guardian.
“Somebody who did this [gestures an elbow when Van Persie’s name was put to him] in the face of somebody, and nothing happened. I know that if it was one of mine … ”
Tomkins has already stated that he believed van Persie was lucky to escape any sort of punishment for the challenge. As the Dutchman received a talking to from referee Mark Clattenburg, the matter is essentially dealt with.