Pulis blast for Blues

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Stoke manager Tony Pulis has rounded on Chelsea and accused their foreign players of going to ground too easily.

He was dismayed at the conduct of some of the opposition, particularly Germany's Michael Ballack, when his side lost 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

"The problem with foreign players is they go down and stay down," he told the Sentinel.

"Our players jump up after a foul. James Beattie went down three minutes after Michael Ballack went down and jumped straight up.

"He doesn't roll around trying to get someone a booking. They try to put pressure on a referee but we have to accept that.

"I was born in Wales, I played my football in England and we are different to them I suppose. I am not having a go at him (Ballack), it is just their culture."

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