Chelsea chief charged by FA

The Blues boss admitted he was “very aggressive” with Foy after

accosting him post-match at Loftus Road, and accused the official

who sent off two of his players of failing to treat the teams

equally during QPR’s 1-0 win. A statement from the Football

Association confirmed: “Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has been

charged with improper conduct by the FA, following media comments

he made about the match official after his side’s match at Queens

Park Rangers on 23 October 2011. “Villas-Boas has until 4pm on 15

November 2011 to respond to the charge.” The 34-year-old is in his

first season at the Stamford Bridge helm after replacing Carlo

Ancelotti over the summer. The former Porto boss has been less than

impressed by some decisions against his team, even going so far as

calling referees’ chief Mike Riley to complain about the

performance of the officials in Chelsea’s Premier League defeat at

Manchester United. He was also critical of decisions in their draw

at Stoke. Speaking after the defeat at QPR, Villas-Boas said: “The

ref was poor, very very poor. And it 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 okay or not. “Everyone can have a bad day, but this

was not a bad day for us. It was a good day for us and a bad day

for the referee.” QPR won the game 1-0 thanks to a Heidar Helguson

penalty which was awarded for a needless David Luiz challenge in

the eighth minute. Foy then controversially sent off Jose Bosingwa

for a last-man challenge and was left with no choice but to dismiss

Blues striker Didier Drogba for a two-footed lunge. The referee

booked seven more Chelsea players, with the west London club being

fined £20,000 after admitting to a charge of failing to ensure

their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Villas-Boas continued in his post-match rant: “A couple of

decisions are right, yellow cards for sure, but I think he lost it

before and was card happy towards the team. “I’m not happy with the

difference of treatment. I don’t think the same treatment was

applied. “Apart from the fourth official, the other three were led

by the emotions of the crowd and couldn’t deal with a game like

this.” The Chelsea manager added: “Three of the games played by

Chelsea were influenced by the referee, and this is not Premier

League level. “You have to trust human error, but it’s a big

pattern for us. Things are not going our way. “Conspiracy theories

can lead to bans and lead to you calling us cry babies, and we’re

not. But it keeps happening. “We’re showing commitment and

strength. Hopefully, things will go our way, referee decisions

going our way.”