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Jose Mourinho believes David Luiz deserves ban

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has called on UEFA to ban PSG star David Luiz after he appeared to elbow Blues striker Diego Costa in the Champions League Round of 16 clash at Stamford Bridge last night, reports Goal.com.

Mourinho, who watched his side head out of Europe's elite competition after only managing a 2-2 draw after extra time on home soil, has insisted that his former star played well, but should now face a ban ahead of the quarter-finals of the competition. 

Zlatan should play 

In fact, the Blues chief has insisted that UEFA should let Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic feature in the next round, despite the player being sent off just 30 minutes into the proceedings.

 

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After the clash, Mourinho told reporters: “The David [Luiz] elbow I didn't see, but when Uefa gives him the Man of the Match I have to believe there is no elbow.

"He played very very well and I have to believe no elbow because I can't believe that Uefa gives the Man of the Match to someone that made an aggression.

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“So maybe because they cannot give us the penalty now, they can do what is fair from the disciplinary point of view and suspend David and let Ibra play the quarter-finals, because he deserves it.”

Officials

Mourinho has also hit out at the match officials, claiming that his side should have been awarded a second half penalty when striker Diego Costa was brought down inside the box.

The Blues boss continued by saying: “It's a clear penalty on Diego Costa and once more I think it's a waste of time and money to have the officials on the side of the goal because normally they do nothing. If he's there just to see if the ball crosses the line, the goal-line technology is obviously much better.

“If he can't see a penalty 10 metres in front of him where it's completely clean, it's a waste of time and money. The official there does absolutely nothing.”

Mourinho should concentrate on his team 

It's certainly not surprising that Mourinho is frustrated with Luiz, the match officials and Co., but he should probably look at his own side after last night's disappointing result. 

After all, the Stamford Bridge outfit failed to dominate the game despite playing with a man advantage for 90 minutes of the tie. 

His players just didn't turn up last night, and were deservedly beaten by Laurent Blanc's side, who clearly wanted the game more on the night. 

Chelsea fans: What did you make of the Luiz incident? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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