Oct 28, 2012 at 4pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Chelsea
2-3
Man UtdManchester United
Ramires (53'), Mata (44')
Torres (45'), Mikel Obi (76')
Ivanovic (63'), Torres (68')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Luiz (4' og.), Van Persie (12'), Hernández (75')
Rooney (43'), Valencia (90')

Clive Wilkes: 'Referees could boycott Chelsea games'

Refs to boycott Chelsea games?
© PA Photos
Ex-Premier League referee Clive Wilkes suggests that a number of current officials could boycott matches involving Chelsea because of the allegations made against Mark Clattenburg.

Premier League referees could boycott matches involving Chelsea after allegations were made against Mark Clattenburg, according to former official Clive Wilkes.

Both the Metropolitan Police and Football Association are conducting investigations after Chelsea alleged that Clattenburg, 37, used "inappropriate language" towards John Obi Mikel.

Ex-Premier League ref Wilkes has now suggested that some of the current crop of officials would be willing to boycott Chelsea games.

He told The Sun: "I keep in touch with a lot of the lads and there is such a strength of feeling about what is happening to Mark.

"I know a few referees who are even talking about boycotting Chelsea games because of all this."

According to Press Association Sport, Clattenburg strenuously denies the allegations against him.

Wilkes added: "And some refs are now saying enough is enough. It's no exaggeration to say the refs in this country have never felt lower.

"They are so disillusioned. They feel vulnerable, feel that they are being left isolated - that they are getting no backing, no support.

"They want to speak out themselves but are too frightened, they fear they will be sacked if they go public with their grievances."

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson publicly backed Clattenburg, who is not officiating this weekend, in a press conference yesterday.

Roberto Di Matteo
Read Next:
Di Matteo hits back at Ferguson
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Premier League
Championship
Scottish League Cup
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Turkish Super Lig
Major League Soccer
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City98103242825
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd96212241820
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs96211961320
4Chelsea95131710716
5Arsenal95131712516
6Watford94321517-215
7Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9423108214
8Burnley934289-113
9Liverpool93421416-213
10Southampton933389-112
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9333710-312
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9243710-310
14Leicester CityLeicester92341214-29
15Swansea CitySwansea9225610-48
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
17Stoke CityStoke92251020-108
18Everton9225718-118
19Bournemouth9216613-77
20Crystal Palace9108219-173
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand