Mikel Blames Ref Clattenburg For Chelsea Defeat To Liverpool

Mikel Blames Ref Clattenburg For Chelsea Defeat To Liverpool

Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Obi has lashed out at the referee for Chelsea's 3-1 home defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.

Mikel played 70 minutes and was given a yellow card, but feels the Blues were not fairly treated by referee Mark Clattenburg.

"We knew it was going to be a difficult game but we started well and it was a good performance," he told Chelsea's official website on Monday.

"We got the goal and if we went into the break 1-0 up it would have been much easier but the referee played two minutes and 30 seconds [stoppage time] and if we'd played the exact minutes we would have gone in at 1-0.

"Then the referee gave me a yellow card for my first foul and just after that Lucas committed a foul – for me and for everyone else it should have been a [second] yellow card."

Chelsea are currently 15th in the Premier League table, with 11 points from 11 matches.

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