Jose Mourinho said he hoped new striker Diego Costa would be treated fairly by referees this season after the Spaniard was booked for an alleged dive in Chelsea’s 3-1 win at Burnley in the Barclays Premier League.
Costa scored on his league debut as Mourinho’s team recovered from conceding an early goal to brush Burnley aside at Turf Moor.
But the 25-year-old was cautioned by referee Michael Oliver in the first half even though he appeared to be brought down by Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
‘I think Oliver had a very good game and unfortunately the linesman didn’t support him well at that situation.’
Chelsea fell behind on Monday night but Costa equalised before man of the match Cesc Fabregas set up goals for Andre Schurrle and Branislav Ivanovic