Boss rues poor decisions
Roberto Di Matteo has hit out at Mark Clattenburg and says his poor decisions cost Chelsea dear in the defeat to Manchester United.
The Blues found themselves two goals down in the opening 12 minutes as an own goal from David Luiz and a further strike from Robin van Persie set the visitors on their way.
However Chelsea fought their way back into the game and leveled matters through Juan Mata and Ramires, before the game was turned on its head as Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres both saw red.
To rub salt into the wounds, United then grabbed the winner through Javier Hernandez 15 minutes from time, to leave Di Matteo fuming with Clattenburg.
Ivanovic was rightly sent off but Torres' second yellow card for diving infuriated Di Matteo as tv replays showed the striker was clipped by Jonny Evans and it should have been a foul to Chelsea.
"The key decisions from the referee today probably influenced the result," said Di Matteo. "He sent off Fernando Torres and the third goal is offside and it clearly has decided the game.
"He's (Torres) put the ball between his legs and is through and gets a kick on his shin and he goes down. It's a free-kick for us and I think it should have been a sending off for Evans because he's through to the goal.
"Everything went for United and that really makes us unhappy."