first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho launched a scathing attack on referee Robert Madely after his side’s 3-1 home defeat to Southampton, claiming officials are ‘afraid’ to give the Blues vital decisions.It was another desperate afternoon for the Premier League champions, with goals from Steve Davis, Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle clinching the three points for the Saints after Willian’s opener.Mourinho embarked on an extraordinary post-match rant in front of the television cameras, with referees taking the brunt of his discontent after Radamel Falcao was denied a penalty following a clash with Martin Stekelenburg with the score at 1-1.“I’m not being offensive but I have to say it for my players and Chelsea supporters. Referees are afraid to give us decisions,” exclaimed the Blues’ boss.“It is not a small incident or a small penalty. Last season we had the same at Southampton – a penalty on [Cesc] Fabregas that ended up with a yellow card.“Today was a big penalty and when a team is fragile you don’t need people to push you down, you need people to give you a break.“If we are 2-1 up the history of the game is completely different. It wasn’t given and I can’t accept it because the referee was ten metres away.”The defeat inflicted the Blues’ sixth reverse in all competitions already this season, but Mourinho reiterated his desire to remain at the helm – simply because he is the best man for the job.Asked if he was feeling any pressure, Mourinho said: “No, that’s not the point.“I don’t feel any pressure and I am the man for the job. Nobody is better than me, I am not the best in Europe but I don’t think anyone is better than me so I am the best man for the job.”last_img read more