FORMER PREMIER LEAGUE REFEREE INSISTS CHELSEA DESERVED A PENALTY FOR TIMM KLOSE’S FOUL ON WILLIAN

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Former Premier League referee Graham Poll has blasted the decision of referee Graham Scott not to award Chelsea a penalty for Timm Klose’s foul on Willian.

Chelsea were denied a clear penalty in extra-time after Willian was brought down by Klose but referee Scott instead booked Willian for diving.

“What a shambles. On Tuesday at Leicester I heaped praise on the video referee,” Poll wrote on Daily Mail.

“After Wednesday’s game I’m baffled. When Norwich defender Timm Klose brought down Willian in the box in extra time, I can understand Graham Scott not seeing any contact. I can understand him thinking the Chelsea forward dived – but that’s why we have the technology.

“Video referee Mike Jones should have said, ‘No, there’s contact, it’s a trip. It’s a penalty.’

“The video referee has said it is not clear and obvious. What is then? A rugby tackle? At the very least, Jones has to tell Scott to go to the video screen at the side of the pitch so he can see a replay for himself.”

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