No divers at Chelsea, says Mourinho
London: Chelsea are not a team of divers, according to manager Jose Mourinho, whose side had a player booked for the offence for the second week running on Sunday.
Midfielder Ramires was cautioned by referee Andre Marriner for simulation in the FA Cup third round 2-0 victory over Derby County.
Fellow Brazilian Oscar received the same punishment from referee Martin Atkinson in the Premier League match against Southampton on New Year`s Day.
Both decisions came after Mourinho accused Liverpool`s Luis Suarez of diving in the Londoners` 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge on December 26.
"I maintain (there are no divers at Chelsea)," he told reporters.
"Isolated episodes. The referees attacking it. The manager supporting the referees. I think we are doing well. Let`s see if the others do the same as us.
"I was happy with the card because the referee, in this case (Martin) Atkinson, did well.
"This time I didn`t speak yet with Ramires, but if the referee was there and he decide well, perfect. Let`s do every game, every stadium, every player, let`s do that."
Mourinho`s side had eased into the fourth round, where they will face Stoke City, with a comfortable win over second-tier Derby with goals from John Obi Mikel and Oscar.
It was Chelsea`s 16th successive third-round win, with their last defeat at this stage coming in 1998 against Manchester United.
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