Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg claims Chelsea midfielder Jorginho deserved a red card for his challenge on Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson in the goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
“Jorginho can count himself lucky not to have been sent off for his tackle on Gylfi Sigurdsson,” Clattenburg told Daily Mail.
“He was off the ground with both feet and caught his opponent. It endangered the safety of the Everton midfielder so he should have been shown red.
“We should not criticise referee Kevin Friend for missing it. In real time, it would be difficult to see that Jorginho has both feet off the ground.
“Only in slow motion can we see how poor a challenge it was.”
Clattenburg doesn’t believe Yerry Mina’s tackle on Eden Hazard deserved a red card.
“Yerry Mina’s earlier foul on Eden Hazard was totally different,” Clattenburg added.
“The boys in the TV studio looked at it closely and Graeme Souness said it could have been a red.
“I disagree. Mina was not diving in at speed and he caught Hazard with his trailing foot. It was careless, but a yellow sufficed.”
It’s surprising that a Clattenburg believes Jorginho deserved a red but Yerry Mina didn’t deserve a red for his hard challenge on Eden Hazard. Poor analysis from Clattenburg.