ANDRE Villas-Boas says ref Chris Foy 'lost it' in his team's 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road, and that the official was 'card happy towards the team'.
Villas-Boas says he confronted Foy in an 'aggressive' manner after the game, having seen two of his men red carded and a further seven pick up cautions. But the Blues boss refused to say what he said to the referee.
Chelsea now have a suspension headache, with Didier Drogba likely to miss three matches for his studs-up challenge; Jose Bosingwa to miss one for a tug on Shaun Wright-Phillips on the edge of the box; and Ashley Cole to miss one for accumulating a fifth yellow card of the season.
Asked if he had a team problem with discipline, Villas-Boas said: “No, I do not have a problem with discipline. I have a problem with referees applying discipline.
“I have nothing to say about Didier (Drogba's) sending off, because it seems fair to me. But it doesn't seem fair to me that (Jose) Bosingwa was sent off.”
He went on to say: “The ref was poor, he was very very poor.”
Asked if he spoke to Foy post-match he said: “Yes, and I was very aggressive with him. I think I have to be.” Was the referee OK with that approach? “I don't care if he is OK or not.”
Chelsea are likely to appeal the Bosingwa red card. Because of the number of cautions handed out, they will now face a mandatory FA charge of failing to control their players.