Jose Mourinho blames referee, time-wasting in loss to Bournemouth

Getty Images

Chelsea lost for the eighth time in 15 matches this season, falling 1-0 at home to Bournemouth.

As is now customary, Jose Mourinho followed up the loss by throwing blame on everyone but his team and himself.

[ RECAP: Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth ]

Mourinho once again argued that Chelsea should have been awarded a penalty, and even called out Bournemouth for time-wasting.

We didn’t deserve to lose. Our opponent – in the period that they thought only of defence – managed to get a goal and there was a clear mistake from the referee.

I think it is a clear handball and penalty with the score at 0-0. In the first half we were not aggressive enough, in the second half we arrived in dangerous positions a lot of time with a lot of crosses from the right hand side from Ivanovic.

They played in a way that some call intelligent, some say is not fair play. They were taking time, calling for the medical department and drinking water like it is basketball time out.

Yes, Chelsea could have been given a penalty for a handball, and Bournemouth’s goal could have been called back for offside. However, that’s football and you need to find ways to win even when calls don’t go your way. Time-wasting is a part of the game and every team in the world does it, including Chelsea, so for Mourinho to bring that up is ridiculous.

[ WATCH: Glenn Murray’s late goal shocks Chelsea ]

For one of the best managers of all-time, Mourinho needs to step up and stop making excuses. It is passed the point of trying to deflect criticism off his team for the players’ sake. It’s just sour grapes from the manager of a club that just hasn’t been good this year.