Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and key midfielder Nemanja Matic are facing an FA charge and the possibility of being suspended for the League Cup final against Tottenham on Sunday, 1 March, following the controversial 1-1 draw against Burnley.
The Blues had two penalty appeals during the disappointing draw against Burnley before Matic was sent off for reacting angrily to a harsh foul from Ashley Barnes in the second half of the game.
While Chelsea are reportedly considering to appeal the red card, the midfielder faces a three game-ban for his actions which will see him missing the crucial next match against Mauricio Pochettino's side, as well as the following Premier League games against West Ham and Southampton.
Matic has been a crucial player for Mourinho during the first part of the campaign, starting 25 Premier League games out of 26 while only missing the defeat at Newcastle.
Meanwhile, even though on Saturday just after the game Mourinho was cryptic on his criticism of referee Martin Atkinson to avoid a punishment, on Sunday he spoke out during an interview with Sky Sports.
The boss didn't hesitate then to proclaim that incidents are going against Chelsea "week after week", suggesting there are double standards with the Blues players while admitting the possibility of being suspended from the dugout for the Capital One Cup final against Spurs with his comments about officials.
"I think if you say it in a way where you go over the line in your comments, [being charged is] understandable, but if you just say what's obvious without attacking the integrity of the people, honesty of the people, and be honest and objective in your comments, I think it should not be a problem," the boss said.
"The problem is the incidents I'm speaking about and probably now risking my dugout in the final because maybe tomorrow I have the risk of being suspended because I'm having this conversation, which is in a studio but could be in my house or your house,"
"I cannot go too far but the reality is the incidents I'm speaking about week after week is because it is week after week."
On 28 January the Portuguese boss was fined £25,000 and warned over his future conduct after claiming referees had become influenced by a media campaign against the Blues. He could face further action from English football's governing body.