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Chelsea boss lays into Sky and 'criminal' Burnley tackle

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has branded Ashley Barnes' tackle on Nemanja Matic "criminal" in a lengthy attack on refereeing standards and media coverage while appearing on Sky Sports.

Mourinho can feel aggrieved with the Martin Atkinson. Credit: PA

Matic was sent off for his reaction to Barnes' tackle in the 70th minute, but the Burnley player went unpunished in the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho had little to say in his post-match press conference after Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Burnley, but was more forthcoming when appearing on Goals on Sunday on Sky Sports - a network he had strongly criticised for their coverage of Diego Costa's stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can last month.

When I finished at the game against Liverpool, I went to the dressing room and the first thing I saw on the big screen, reading non-stop - 'Diego Costa crimes'.

I would like to know how to you, Sky Sports, describe the actions of the Burnley player yesterday? My English is not good enough to find a word.

When you think 'Diego crimes' after he puts his boot on a hand, when this is 'Diego crimes', the minimum you have to say is 'criminal tackle'.

Did you apologise to Chelsea, to Diego or myself? You didn't. As an institution, Sky is so important in the Premier League, you never apologise.

– Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho