Mourinho laments refs
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jose Mourinho believes his side are harshly treated by match officials.
Jose Mourinho has opened a war-of-words with referees after claiming his Chelsea side have become victims.
In recent weeks the theatrics of Didier Drogba and Shaun-Wright Phillips have courted negative publicity but Mourinho believes his side are more sinned against than sinners.
Mourinho claims Hernan Crespo is continually wrongly flagged for offside, while he laments penalty appeals turned down against Manchester City and West Ham.
''We have got good referees, proper people and honest people - but we are not lucky,'' said Mourinho.
''I'm not happy but we have to accept their mistakes.
''We should have had a penalty against Manchester City, three at West Ham and time and time again the offside flag goes up against Crespo when he is onside.
''But we have to live with this.''
Meanwhile, promising young striker Scott Sinclair has signed a contract that binds him to the champions until 2009.
The 17-year-old hit-man has scored 18 goals for the club's reserve and youth team this season and has now spoken of his delight at extending his stay at Stamford Bridge.
''I'm at one of the best clubs in the world,'' said Sinclair.
''I need to keep my feet on the floor, keep scoring goals, get in the reserve team and hopefully progress from there.''