Mourinho Hails Costa As Wenger Blasts Ref

Mourinho Hails Costa As Wenger Blasts Ref

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hailed Diego Costa’s as Chelsea’s hero after the striker helped the Premier League champions defeat rivals Arsenal 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Kurt Zouma and Eden Hazard were on target as the Blues secured just their second domestic win of the season.

Mourinho’s side recovered some form with a midweek thrashing of Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League.

And it was a case of the more of the same against Arsene Wenger’s side.

Mourinho said: “Good victory, we need to win matches. We won twice in three days, we kept two clean sheets. We controlled the matches.

“I don’t have a view on the sending off. Man of the match for sure was Diego Costa. He brought everything to the game.”

Arsenal were reduced to nine men with Gabriel Paulista and Santi Cazorla both seeing red.

And Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claimed Costa should have joined the duo in leaving the field early.

“Costa twice should be sent off. He hits him in the face on purpose. In every game he has aggravation and he gets away with it because of the weakness of the referee. We knew before the game he is only looking at that.

“Gabriel should not have responded at all but the two sending offs for us and Costa staying on the pitch is a shame.”

The Gunners have 10 points while Chelsea have seven after Saturday’s game.


  • Football is about money and it is win at all cost as far as Mourinho is concerned. He definitely instructed Costa to behave in such a non-human nature. Costa and Mourinho should be tested for substance(any substance. it is there). The ref is definitely a Chelsea fan or one of those Mourinho’s sympathizer. He was a confused sympathizer. And naive. At the end of tomorrow, Chelsea will still be at 17th or at best 15th. Meanwhile, Chelsea is about the most hated team in the EPL, if not in the world with what happened today. Others are watching. Mourinho has a case pending for using an abusive and racist speech against a fine doctor. He will be suspended for at least 5 games. By January, Klopp will be in charge and Mourinho will take a less fanciful team. Maybe Sunderland.

  • francis 3 years ago

    even before the red card chelsea was the better team someone said Diego Costa is an enigma. Looks 50, acts 15, is actually 26.anyway am happy for chelsea atleast they won and thats all that matters the rest is story.

  • is not today what happen yesterday as happen in football so forget anything anything you can say what ever you like in football nothing can happen again that one as go another one is coming soon

  • Ricado Dave 3 years ago

    Sixteen times mourinho have meet Wenger and 15th times he (wenger) continue grumbling, when on earth will arsenals fans we stop weeping for losing to chelsea, well u guys should take heart pending the second leg and prepare to continue YELLING.