Lampard admits Chelsea’s second penalty was a bit harsh

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Timo Werner scored from two penalty kicks as Chelsea defeated Rennes 3-0 in our Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

The first of the penalties was a clear foul on Werner, but the second one seemed a bit harsh on Rennes defender Dalbert.

Dalbert was penalised for handball and shown a second yellow card despite the ball deflecting unluckily on to his arm.

Speaking after the game, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted that he’d have felt aggrieved if the same thing happened to his team.

“We had this earlier in the season in the Premier League and it has been well adjusted to show what feels like common sense in terms of the arm moving in a natural or not natural position,” Lampard said after the match.

“It probably goes along with the rules of the Champions League that the decision gets given today. I’m not sure they are the rules we’re going by in the Premier League.

“I’m not completely happy with them and if I was the manager of Rennes today I wouldn’t be happy either. It’s one that worked in our favour today but I’m not mad about that rule. It is what it is.”

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