Chelsea boss blames poor refereeing for QPR defeat

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has slammed referee Chris Foy claiming his substandard performance influenced the game in their 1-0 defeat at QPR on Sunday.

Villas-Boas was incensed at Foy’s performance after he sent both Jose Boswinga and Didier Drogba off in the first half also giving Rangers a penalty from which Heidar Helguson scored the winning goal.

The 34-year-old said: “The ref was poor – very, very poor. And it was reflected in the result. I spoke to him at the end and I was very aggressive to him. I don’t care if he’s OK or not.”

“We have had three referees [this season] with a direct influence on the result and I think it’s too much. I don’t think he was ever in control. A couple of decisions he got right but most he got wrong.

“We are title contenders and we want to believe that we are title contenders and we are pushing to play good football, to play attacking football and we are colliding with a lot of bad days from the refs.” He added.

“Eventually one day things will go in our favour for sure but I think this is too much, it’s not to Premier League standards and I am disappointed with his performance today.

“Conspiracy theories can lead to bans and lead to you calling us cry babies, and we’re not. But it keeps happening.”

The Blues boss did agree with Foy’s judgement to send off Drogba after a two footed lunge on Adel Taarabt but couldn’t hide his anger over the decision to award the hosts, what he called, a ‘softly given’ penalty.

“I don’t disagree with that one – that’s why I mentioned that a couple of good decisions were taken,” Villas Boas said.

“I would just say that the penalty was softly given and then there was a continuous run of situations in the box on the opposite side and he has no courage to give it, in my opinion.”

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