's cookie policy has been updated. Our website has been developed in a way to allow you to read all our articles even when cookies are disabled but third party cookies may be placed on your machine to track your use of our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive these cookies, alternatively, click "TELL ME MORE" for more information including opt-out instructions.

LATEST NEWS 11:37 Would Harry Kane Thrive Overseas? He is one of the hottest properties around in English football and rumours persist that he is high on Real ... 15:45 Mauricio Pochettino admits draw against Liverpool is a fair result Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits this afternoon's 1-1 draw against Liverpool was a ...

Arsene Wenger insists: Olivier Giroud is not just a substitute here at Arsenal Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes striker Olivier Giroud can still be an asset in his squad this season. The Frenchman has struggled to enjoy regular first team football at the... - Read article
Arsene Wenger admits Top Four finish is difficult for Arsenal Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says a Top Four finish will not be easy to achieve for his side despite a vital 2-1 win away at Middlesbrough. The Gunners are currently sixth in the... - Read article
Arsene Wenger explains when striker Lucas will be back in action Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he has no new injury concerns after the mid-week draw at home against Paris Saint-Germain. Defender Hector Bellerin and midfielder Santi Cazorla are... - Read article

Chelsea Jersey
» News

Jose Mourinho laughs off bust-up claims between John Terry and Diego Costa


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has accused the media of going over the top in their criticism of his side's start to the new campaign.

A number of reports at the start of the week claimed that captain John Terry was involved in a training ground bust-up with Diego Costa.

But the Portuguese was quick to laugh off the story as a "Wild West" duel between the two.

"Normally when bad results happen the first thing that comes into your laptops, tablets, and pens is to find a dramatic story," Mourinho told reporters.

"Somebody punched somebody in the dressing room. The manager doesn't want to speak to this guy. Mourinho doesn't want to give a new contract to John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic. Mourinho instructs the scouts to find a right-back urgently.

"Diego Costa fought with John Terry - and before they started the fight they brought the translator for them to understand each other in the fight. They organised it like Wild West duels: we are going to fight at this time, let's bring a translator to help us!

"You always go in this direction. The other direction you don't go in is the direction that is real.

"[And] problems between me and my players I can promise you - zero."

Featured in article
Diego Costa, John Terry, Jose Mourinho