Mourinho: We aren’t divers

Frank Dalleres
Follow Frank
CHELSEA boss Jose Mourinho insists his team are not divers despite midfielder Ramires becoming the second Blues star to be cautioned in as many games in yesterday’s 2-0 FA Cup win at Derby.

John Obi Mikel and Oscar – booked for diving at Southampton last week – both scored in the second half as Chelsea set up a fourth-round tie at home to Premier League rivals Stoke.

Mourinho said of the diving storms: “I maintain: isolated episodes. The referee attacking it; the manager supporting the referee, I think we’re doing well.”

The Blues manager backed referee Andre Marriner’s decision to book Ramires, and added: “In other clubs there are really divers and they are not booked.”