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No divers at Chelsea - Mourinho

ESPN staff
January 6, 2014
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Jose Mourinho has reiterated his Chelsea side does not have a diving problem, despite seeing two players booked for simulation in successive games.

Ramires was the latest Chelsea player to be booked during their FA Cup third round victory over Derby - less than a week after Oscar picked up a yellow card for diving during the 3-0 Premier League win against Southampton.

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However, Mourinho is adamant his side is diver-free and that the two incidents which saw his players booked were both "isolated episodes."

"I maintain there are no divers at Chelsea," Mourinho said. "The reason we have had two yellow cards for diving is the referees are very good and at other clubs, where there are really divers, they're not booked.

"These are isolated episodes, with the referees attacking it and the managers supporting them. There's a big difference between being booked for diving and being a diver. If you want to look at players who are doing that every weekend it's very easy. Sit in front of the TV."

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