BRIGHTON BOSS NAMES TWO CHELSEA PLAYERS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT OFF DURING CHELSEA’S 2-1 WIN OVER BRIGHTON

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Chelsea beat Brighton 2-1 at the Amex Stadium on Sunday thanks to goals from Pedro and Eden Hazard.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton wasn’t happy with some of the decisions of referee Stuart Attwell.

According to Hughton, Marcos Alonso and David Luiz should have been sent off during his side’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday.

Alonso received a yellow after he pulled back Brighton player Solly March as the forward was looking to sprint on to a through ball but Hughton believes it should have been red.

My first impression was that it was a red card. Having seen it again, I do understand that it’s a difficult decision with the pace on the ball and whether Solly would have been right through,” Hughton said.

“I can understand that a bit. I still think there are referees who would have send him off as the last man. But he should have been on a yellow card anyway.

“He pulled back Anthony Knockaert, which is generally always a yellow card. There were two incidents. He should have been on a yellow. If someone pulls someone back on more than one occasion, it should be a yellow.”

Hughton also believes that Luiz kicked out at Florin Andone after the striker fouled Luiz and he insists Luiz should have been shown a red.

The question will be, and others will see it again, is how much contact there is,” Hughton added. “There is definitely a kicking out by David Luiz.

“How much contact is on Andone, I don’t know. But the intent is there. That action is certainly there. The referee would have to make a decision on whether he penalises Luiz on the action itself or the content.”

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