Football: Mourinho says he is puzzled why the FA doesn't clamp down on other players

LONDON (AFP) - Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, has accused the Football Association of double standards having not taken action against Robin van Persie for an elbow on James Tomkins.

The Blues boss remains without main striker Diego Costa for the final game of his three-match suspension against Everton on Wednesday.

Costa was banned for stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can.

Mourinho, who did not mention van Persie by name, raised the inconsistency of the governing body's decision on Tuesday after the Manchester United forward did not receive a violent conduct charge for what West Ham defender Tomkins described as a malicious act.

Referee Mark Clattenburg awarded a free-kick at Upton Park but failed to dish out any further disciplinary action for the elbow to Tomkins' face in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

Mourinho, who made an elbow gesture while he emphasised his point, said: "I need a little bit more time to forget why my player was suspended, to understand why some people are punished and others aren't."

Chelsea lie seven points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table but he said: "But seven points with 14 matches to go... if it was 14 points with seven matches to go, you are almost, almost, almost there.

"But seven points with 14 matches to go, there is a lot to play for."

He did not believe former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku had a point to prove on his return to Stamford Bridge.

"Nobody has doubts at Chelsea that he's a good player. He has nothing to prove to us. We know he's a good player."