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CHE 3 vs LEE 2: Why the Referee was wrong to award Chelsea a late Penalty


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Latest Chelsea news today with Leeds United match ends with 3-2 in favour of Chelsea at a late Penalty at 92′ extra time to the end of the match.

Some sport analyst, write the match as a wrong penalty award to Chelsea at the end of the match with extra minutes.

The Blues returned to winning ways today after three games without a win by beating Leeds United at home, albeit in a controversial situation. It looked like Chelsea are going to drop points for the third game in a row when Leeds United got their equalizer in the 83rd minutes, but a contentious penalty awarded for Chelsea in the 93rd minutes means the blues finished the game as the winner.

Looking at the penalty situation, I believe the Referee was wrong for awarding such spot kick, and we will analyze why the decision was wrong.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men had taken the lead in the 28th minute courtesy of a Raphinha penalty after Marcos Alonso was adjudged to have felled a Leeds United player while trying to reach for the ball. Chelsea got their equalizer in 42nd minutes through Mason Mount and took in the lead in the second half courtesy of a Jorginho’s first penalty of the game.

The struggling Leeds United thought they have snatched a point in the 83rd minutes when Joe Gelhardt equalized for them. However, Jorginho was allowed to score a brace from the spot when the referee gave the third penalty of the game following a contact between Leeds goalkeeper and Rudiger.

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In my opinion, I believe the penalty decision was a wrong one and the referee might probably have been pressured to give the spot kick after having gave a similar soft penalty kick to Leeds United in the first half. Considering the fact that the game is drawing to a close, I believe giving a penalty at that moment will be so heartbreaking for Leeds United, who were brave throughout the encounter.

Secondly, while there is contact between Leeds goalkeeper, Meslier and Rudiger, I believe the contact is minimal, and the young goalkeeper wouldn’t have done anything there than to touch the defender.

I believe he situation would have been a difficult one for any goalkeeper and in an attempt to protect the young goalie, the referee should have just overlook it.