David Luiz was shown a red card in the derby game against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believes referee Michael Oliver got it wrong before the incident.
Conte pointed to the fact that Alexis Sánchez was tugging at Luiz’s back as he progressed down the right touchline.
Conte believes if the referee would have done his job by blowing the whistle for a foul on Luiz, the incident where Luiz crashed into Kolasinac wouldn’t have happened.
“You know very well that I don’t like to comment on refereeing decisions, it is in the past, but now the only thing I can tell you is it is very important to see what happened before the David Luiz tackle,” said Conte.
“For sure [what Sánchez did] was a foul. For sure. And when a player is fouled in a continual way … But, I repeat, the referee took this decision. If he’d stopped the play before, it wouldn’t matter.”