The FA have admitted wrong decisions helped Chelsea beat Arsenal last weekend.

Diego Costa has been hit with a three-game ban after his antics on Saturday, while Gabriel’s three-game ban was successfully appealed.

Arsenal had to play half a game with 10 men but the FA have accepted that, in fact, we should have been the side with the man advantage for the entire second half. Arsène Wenger commented after Wednesday night’s defeat of Tottenham, saying the damage had already been done.

Despite being on the receiving end of beneficial (and incorrect!) decisions during the game itself, José Mourinho has still responded to the FA’s corrections bitterly.

“I don’t want to speak, but now we know something which is that retaliation is allowed now,” Mourinho said after Diego Costa missed Chelsea’s win over Walsall, serving the first game of his ban. “You can do it.

“I don’t comment because if I bring examples and go deep and bring feelings into the discussion, a big suspension will be waiting and I don’t want that.”

It’s amazing that the Chelsea manager is still able to feel aggrieved and hard done by after his side got all the calls during the game and won in no small part thanks to Mike Dean’s incompetence.

That the FA have corrected the poor decisions of the referee is nothing but a consolation to Arsenal, but Mourinho is so blinkered he’ll use this to try and manipulate the media and the referees once again.