Chelsea Furious At VAR Over A Denied Penalty

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek made a “good save” as the Blues were denied a late penalty in a frustrating 1-1 draw.

Referee Craig Pawson waved play on after Conor Gallagher’s 89th-minute shot clearly struck Soucek’s hand, with VAR making no decision on the incident.

“I thought it was a good save,” said Potter, whose side have won one game of their last seven league games.

“It looks like one of those ones that if it had been given I don’t think it would have been overturned.”

A message on Chelsea’s Twitter feed, which got tens of thousands of likes, said: “Soucek makes a great save from Conor Gallagher.”

Potter added: “It looks like a handball to me. 

“I didn’t know Tomas could get down that easily and save like that. But it’s not for me to say about VAR. 

“Sometimes they go for you and sometimes they don’t, you just have to accept that.”

Former England defender Danny Murphy said the decision was “absolutely ludicrous”.

“I am lost for words at the incompetence of the people doing VAR,” he added.