Premier League: Jose Mourinho gets Chelsea to Wembley but is fined by FA over 'conspiracy' claims
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £25,000 for comments made following his side's 1-1 draw with Southampton in December.
The Football Association ruled Mourinho's quotes were "improper and brought the game into disrepute".
Hi comments were made after he saw his Cesc Fabregas booked for simulation in the penalty after being challenged by Southampton defender Matt Targett.
In his post match news conference later, he added: "There is a campaign against Chelsea. I don't know why there is this campaign and I do not care."
"Everybody knows it was a penalty."
Mourinho was also handed a formal warning for saying that the referee needed a 'strong performance' in the build up to his side's 2-0 win over Stoke, which was just a week before the Southampton game.
Following his side's 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool in the League Cup semi-finals on Tuesday evening, Mourinho refused to talk directly about the decision making of referee Michael Oliver, despite Chelsea having a clear penalty not given for a foul on Diego Costa.
Mourinho however did defend his forward, who stamped on Liverpool players Emre Can and Martin Skrtel in two seperate incidents, saying that the stamps were not intentional.