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Chelsea Has Two Players Sent Off After Dives, Wins Anyway

Chelsea Has Two Players Sent Off After Dives, Wins Anyway

Antonio Conte said the Video Assistant Referee system must improve after a "big mistake" in Chelsea's FA Cup penalty shoot-out win over Norwich on Wednesday night.

Nevertheless, Barkley seems to be settling in well to life at Chelsea, as he posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account ahead of the Blues' FA Cup replay against Norwich.

The Football Association is testing VAR in both domestic competitions this season, and Conte believes that if the FA are going to have this technology available, they better be consistent in using it.

"If it was not a penalty it was right to give a yellow card".

Firstly Pedro was given a second yellow card for a clumsy tackle before Morata saw red for speaking out of turn to the referee, who had just booked the Spaniard for diving.

"The referee quickly took a decision to book Willian". You're seeing why I was very doubtful about it now. Not for the referee on the pitch, but the person watching the game. I think the situation was very clear and I watched and it's a penalty, very clear.

"With Willian, the referee heard what the other referee watched and made a decision to continue to play".

Conte may opt to play a more attack-minded formation with two attacking midfielders supporting the striker so Tiemoue Bakayoko may join Drinkwater in a midfield two.




I've been in the crowd for two matches "enhanced" by the video ref and the system has been a disaster. Eden Hazard took the penalty that sealed a fourth-round meeting with Newcastle.

"If you are watching and don't see that situation... he must improve".

The Brazil playmaker told Chelsea TV: "For me it was a penalty, 100 per cent". You must pay great attention at this moment of the game to stay calm and to make the best decision.

The game then boiled over, with Pedro receiving a rightful second yellow after first diving earlier in the tie, and then Alvaro Morata suffered the same fate after a dive and then his subsequent reaction to the game.

'I don't know (why they dived),' he said.

"He's shown me he is ready to play with the right concentration and be ready physically and tactically to play at this level".

Much to the anger of the home fans, referee Graham Scott had a poor game with the new VAR system being ineffective. I just want to be a consistent left-back for the team and help us get results.