21 Aug 2013 23:23

"He complains about every decision but he's a young manager," says Chelsea boss

"He reminds me of myself 10 years ago," said Mourinho "He reminds me of myself 10 years ago," said Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho told Paul Lambert to stop moaning after Chelsea won a contentious, stormy clash last night.

Chelsea kept up their 100 per cent start under new boss Mourinho courtesy of Branislav Ivanovic's 73rd-minute headed winner.

But Villa felt Ivanovic should have been sent off earlier for an elbow on Christian Benteke.

And the visitors also wanted an injury-time penalty when John Terry handled Gabriel Agbonlahor's header in the box.

It capped a fiery night on the touchline where Mourinho and Lambert repeatedly clashed over referee Kevin Friend's display.

Mourinho said: "He is a certain type of personality.

"He reminds me of myself 10 years ago when I was proclaiming every decision.

"I wanted to coach my team and have the whistle.

"He complains about every decision but he's a young manager."

Mourinho defended referee Friend's performance and suggested Chelsea will bid again for Wayne Rooney after their visit to Manchester United on Monday.

Mourinho also suggested Villa have only "one way" of playing as he accused the visitors of long ball football.

But Lambert dismissed those claims and insisted the referee should have sent Ivanovic off and blown for Terry's handball.

The Scot fumed: "We have been done by two big decisions.

"It was handball - Agbonlahor has won the header.

"You can't have your hands raised in the penalty box.

"Decisions like that, I don't think you can miss them."

Asked about his touchline clash, Lambert added: "Jose doesn't stand there like a shrinking violet."

Lambert also spoke of his pride at his side's fine display saying: "I don't think we deserved to lose."

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