Bizarre Blues outburst backs up Mourinho

Jose Mourinho appears to have the full backing of Chelsea after the club released a bizarre statement backing up his claims of refereeing mistakes in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Burnley.

The Portuguese was giving little away in his post-match press conference, refererring in all interviews to four key moments that he believed went against his side.

Mourinho - who has spoken of a "campaign" against Chelsea already this season - believed Ashley Barnes was guilty of two red-card offences and that his side should have been awarded a pair of penalties.

Chelsea's official Twitter account posted pictures of the incidents in question after the game, before a strongly worded statement appeared roughly four hours after full-time at Stamford Bridge.

In a notable departure from the norms of club statements, Chelsea claimed both denied penalties were "clear", while blasting Barnes' "potentially leg-breaking tackle" on Nemanja Matic, who was in turn sent off for an angry reaction toward the Burnley man.

Mourinho has previously been fined £25,000 for his comments about officials this term.