Referees' chief Keith Hackett has criticised Chelsea players for questioning the integrity of Graham Poll and will now meet boss Jose Mourinho to "run through a number of issues".
Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard will both speak to the Football Association following claims referee Poll targeted Chelsea during their defeat to Tottenham on Sunday at White Hart Lane.
Poll will also be spoken to by the FA as they gather information, as will his two assistants and the fourth official. Hackett, meanwhile, will meet Mourinho.
"Mr Mourinho is a top manager and I am pleased he wants to [speak] with me," Hackett said. "It shows he cares and wants to understand.
"We have already been in touch since Sunday and I will meet him again to run through a number of issues regarding referees."
Cole was angered by Poll's performance in the defeat to Tottenham, and the full-back was one of six yellow cards issued to Chelsea players during the match, with John Terry picking up two of them.
Terry claims Poll offered two different explanations for his second booking but Hackett said: "All the referee has
to do in terms of the player is ask what the player's name is and then issue a card, he doesn't have to explain why that player has been sent off."
Hackett, head of the Professional Game Match Officials Board, added: "What we are talking about is the integrity of one of my referees and I want to assure the public that I have some doubt - without trying to prejudice the case - about what is claimed to have been said."
Hackett believes listening to a recording of Poll's performance will prove the official did not target Mourinho's side. "We now wire our referees up so we can listen in to what is said during the game," he added."
When asked whether Poll denies targeting Chelsea, Hackett added: "Absolutely."
Poll made a high-profile blunder at the World Cup in the summer when he booked Croatia's Josip Simunic three times in a match, but Hackett insists the Tring official is "still top drawer".
"In the last two seasons Mourinho has invited Graham to talk to the players about various aspects of the law and its interpretation," he added.
An FA spokesman confirmed they will be speaking to Cole and Lampard.