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Mellberg blasts Chelsea players for crowding ref

Juventus defender Olof Mellberg accused Chelsea players of crowding the match officials after last night's 2-2 draw.

"They attacked the referee and the linesmen with five or six players," he told Viasat. "It looked really ugly.

"They continuously tried to affect the referee with half a dozen players, so we tried to break them up."

Mellberg also felt Giorgio Chiellini was unfortunate to see red after his defensive partner was booked for a second time for going through the back of Didier Drogba.

"I don't think it's a yellow," he added. "It felt like a tough booking.

"He went into the contact honestly."

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