Chelsea News: Chelsea Lodge Official Complaint Against Mark Clattenburg For His Inappropriate Language
Chelsea has lodged an official complaint to Premier League against Referee Mark Clattenburg for his comments made during their defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.
The European Champions are accusing Clattenburg for inappropriate language used by the English referee against two of Chelsea’s players
Clattenburg sent off two of Chelsea’s players which eventually resulted in United having an added advantage for last twenty odd minutes of the game.
The 37-year-old referee sent off Branislav Ivanovic for his tackle made on Ashley Young and Fernando Torres received a second yellow card for what the official interpreted as a dive under the challenge of Jonny Evans.
"We have lodged a complaint to the Premier League match delegate with regards to inappropriate language used by the referee and directed at two of our players in two separate incidents in today's match"
"The match delegate will pass the complaint to the Football Association. We will make no further comment at this time” Club spokesman announced after the game.
Chelsea were made to taste their first league defeat of this campaign when Manchester United reduced the gap to Chelsea to just one point at the summit of the Barclays Premier League table after a pulsating 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge.
The Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo had to taste the second defeat in less than a week and first league defeat after United won the game against nine men Chelsea after Mark Clattenburg sent off defender Branislav Ivanović n and Fernando Torres with just twenty odd minutes remaining to the game.
The Italian believes his team could have managed a result or at least a point if not for the sending off of Torres and an offside goal scored by Javier Hernandez which was allowed to stay by the assistant referee.
"The key decisions from the referee today influenced the result He sent off Fernando Torres and the third goal is offside - those things have clearly decided the game in the favor of our opposition” Di Matteo told Sky Sports.
Manchester United vs. Chelsea Aftermath: Branislav Ivanović Sending Off Was The Turning Point Of The Match Claims Sir Alex Ferguson
Manchester United has reduced the gap to Chelsea to just one point at the summit of the Barclays Premier League table after a pulsating 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge. United won their first game against Chelsea in last 10 years at Stamford Bridge.
The match was a controversial one which ended up the League leaders ending up with nine men on the pitch. Branislav Ivanović was given a straight red after his tackle on Ashley Young as Ivanović was the last man between young and the Chelsea goalkeeper. The second red was shown to Fernando Torres for his second booking of the night after going down on an easy tackle from Jonny Evans.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had a different opinion about the game though as he feels they had a little slice of luck with Javier Hernandez's winner at Chelsea as the striker was marginally offside.
Barcelona midfielder Lionel Messi scored two goals when his side played against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday taking his tally to 73 goals in a calendar year bringing him close to Pele and Gerd Muller’s record.
Muller scored 85 goals in a calendar year who is currently holding the record followed by Pele with 75 goals. Messi is not bothered about breaking Pele’s or Muller’s record as his main aim is to secure three points for his team and he wants to contribute as much as he can.
"Breaking Pele's record is the least I'm worried about. We won at a difficult ground, and that was the most important thing” Messi said while speaking to the reporters after the match against Vallecano.
The Argentine International will collect his Golden boot on Monday for being the top scorer in Europe last season. Messi did not leave an opportunity to thank his team-mates as he believes it couldn’t have been possible with their continues support.
"I want to thank my team-mates, without them I wouldn't have been able to win the prize" Messi said.
Manchester United News: We've Always Thought Of Chelsea As A Big, Strong, Powerful Team Claims Ryan Giggs
Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has admitted that visit to face the League leaders Chelsea at their home will not be an easy task when the two sides meet on Sunday.
The Welshman believes United need to showcase their best performance in order to get a result when the two side meet. Giggs was in full praise for the Blues new summer signings Eden Hazard and Oscar who has settled in their position with their new club in no time.
"Sometimes new players settle in straight away and that seems to be the case at Chelsea. They've got off to a great start this season, particularly in the league. We're going to have to play well if we're going to get a result” Giggs said while speaking to Sky Sports News
"I don't know if they're the real deal but what they have got is that experience and the know-how of how to win a league. Obviously, having added to the squad like they have done, they're going to be right up there this season, no doubt"