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Gary Cahill and Jose Mourinho escape FA sanctions

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Chelsea fans might have been concerned that both Gary Cahill and Jose Mourinho could be facing trouble with the FA, following the 5-3 loss at White Hart Lane. On Friday, reports emerged that neither would be disciplined following the disappointing loss.

Cahill appeared to kick Tottenham attacker Harry Kane in the back, while the player was laying between Cahill and the ball. He then stepped on Kane's calf, though after watching the replay several times, I think it's hard to conclude that the stamp was anything intentional. Still, the kick didn't look good, even if it wasn't particularly hard.

Mourinho, on the other hand, was somewhat critical of the fitness of referee Phil Dowd, while acknowledging that the referee still managed to get the call correct while being woefully out of position. Given that the manager wasn't charged for being far more critical following the match against Southampton, I doubt too many were surprised that his remarks about Dowd went unpunished.

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