Jose Mourinho has defended Chelsea’s decision to publicise their lack of penalties via an article on the club’s website.
The Blues were denied what appeared to be another spot-kick as they could only draw 1-1 with Southampton at the weekend.
That was the latest in a long line of decisions Mourinho has been unhappy with this season and on Wednesday the club posted an article headline 'Penalty puzzle'.
It pointed out that Chelsea have only been awarded two Premier League penalties this term, which is less than in previous seasons and fewer than their title rivals.
The club described the number as “abnormally low” but Mourinho, who was fined after claiming there was a campaign against his side in January, played down the report.
"You give so much importance to that article that I read it and I think it's just a very objective article," Mourinho explained.
"It's not an opinion article. It's not something that can lead to discussion.
"I just believe it's an article with numbers and the same way the numbers always tell the truth.
"How many goals this player scored? How many clean-sheets this team has? How many assists that player made?
"It's just pure numbers. No more than that. No agendas, no intention, just numbers."
Steve Bruce, manager of Chelsea’s opponents this weekend Hull, hit out at Willian and Diego Costa for diving in the corresponding fixture at Stamford Bridge in December.
John Obi Mikel is the only Chelsea player ruled out through injury for the game at the KC Stadium on Sunday.