Antonio Conte slams 'large mistake' by VAR system


Scott certainly didn't go over to a monitor to assess decisions himself. There is another person checking and if they call and say it's a penalty you give a penalty and say it's a mistake and no yellow card.

Chelsea would eventually take the lead on 55 minutes, with the slap-dash Michy Batshuayi finally justifying his place in the starting XI by converting a Kenedy centre from close-range.

Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea players against diving after three were booked for simulation against Norwich.

In the second period of extra-time, Pedro was then sent off after picking up a second yellow in a thoroughly odd 30 minutes of madness. "It's better if you go to watch".

"He's shown me he is ready to play with the right concentration and be ready physically and tactically to play at this level". Willian's caution, despite appearing to have been clipped by Timm Klose in the penalty box at the start of extra time, had apparently not been reviewed by Scott, presumably as Jones did not deem it to have been a clear and obvious mistake. Then Morata was booked for simulation and again for remonstrating. The Spaniard did go down easy, but it's a bit harsh to call it a dive worthy of a yellow card.

Pedro and Morata were also sent off in extra-time, but Chelsea head coach Conte was particularly frustrated by the decision not to award a penalty for a foul on Willian. "In this moment of the game, you have to pay great attention to stay calm and make the best decision".

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The terse reaction suggests Conte is feeling the pressure ahead of tonight's replay, no surprise given that his side are still without a win this year having drawn their last four encounters. In this case, the Willian penalty was a big, big mistake.

Iheanacho has scored three goals in 11 games across all competitions, and he would be hoping his performance helps him stake a claim in Puel's starting lineup in Saturday's English Premier League encounter against Watford.

The Belgium global did not hold up the ball particularly well in this third round replay, and both of Norwich's attempts in the first half originated from the striker losing possession.

The Latics will face West Ham United in the fourth round.

The opening goal from Jordan Ayew evoked memories of Ricky Villa's acclaimed 1981 FA Cup final goal for Tottenham with the Swansea forward evading six challenges before slotting into the Wolves net.