Pulis slams Chelsea divers

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Branislav Ivanovic (left) was one of the main culprits in what Stoke boss Tony Pulis described as "falling over". Photo: PA

Stoke manager Tony Pulis believes more should be done about simulation in the game after his side lost 1-0 at Chelsea on Saturday.

Ashley Cole scored late on to continue the Blues' impressive start to the Barclays Premier League season, but Pulis was unhappy with the antics of some of Roberto Di Matteo's players.

The Potters boss said: "This is England. We're playing in England. We're not playing in Europe.

"And we can't watch people just fall over and not talk about it. That's the disappointing thing.

"We should highlight it and keep highlighting it and keep highlighting it."

Pulis was also unhappy with David Luiz, who was only shown a yellow card for a two-footed challenge on Jonathan Walters.

Di Matteo, who confirmed after the game that Luiz had signed a new five-year contract with the club, admitted his side had left it late before Cole's first goal in over two years.

"Obviously, when it comes towards the last 20 minutes, time is running out," the Italian said.

"But when you play against Stoke, it's always so hard to break them down and they defend with so many men and they're very well drilled as well."