Mourinho uses a Wenger reference with his latest referee jibe
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho turned to the phrase book of his arch rival Arsene Wenger as he criticised match officials following his side's 0-0 draw against Dyanamo Kiev in the Champions League.
Chelsea's uncertain start to the season continued as they failed to get the win they needed to establish a firm grip on Group G qualification, as they are now three points behind leaders FC Porto.
Yet Mourinho was convinced the match officials had robbed his side of a win the Ukraine, on a night when Eden Hazard was restored to the Chelsea first team after he was dropped against Aston Villa last weekend.
Opting to use the very words Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger used to describe the referee following his side's 2-0 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last month, the Blues boss offered this cheeky comment to BT Sport.
Wenger was not punished for calling a referee 'weak and naive' after a Premier League match last month and it is clear that Mourinho was testing the water to see if UEFA will dare to punish him after his latest outburst.
Hazard and Willian came closest to winning the game for Chelsea as they had efforts that crashed off the woodwork, with the Blues now needing a win against the same opposition when Dynamo Kiev come to Stamford Bridge in a couple of weeks' time.
The most significant words of the evening form a Chelsea perspective may have been delivered by skipper John Terry, who offered this rallying cry on BT Sport:
"The desire and hunger is still there!" John Terry insists that the players, manager and fans are still together. https://t.co/Bz0hQT18SQ— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) October 20, 2015
Here is a complete rundown of the results in Tuesday night's Champions League ties: