Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho refused to respond to Andre Villas-Boas' criticism of the Football Association for failing to extend Blues striker Fernando Torres' suspension. Torres was sent off in last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Villas-Boas' Tottenham, but avoided further sanction for his altercation with Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen.

"I don't comment on others' opinions," Mourinho said.

"My opinion is simple. For some reason English football is English football. For some reason the Premier League is the most important championship and the most loved worldwide.

"One of the reasons is because people enjoy aggression, people enjoy emotion, people enjoy sometimes a loss of a little bit of control.

"People don't enjoy simulation. The (one) game (ban) for Fernando was more than enough, because the second yellow card came from simulation.

"I think the FA defend what is the principles and the values of English football."

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