Graham Potter joked about Tomas Soucek’s ‘save’ after they drew with West Ham on Saturday afternoon.
Chelsea fielded almost all of their January signings in their London derby with West Ham on Saturday but didn’t do enough to claim all three points.
They looked as good as they have all season but still struggled with the killer pass in the final third.
Joao Felix got off the mark with his first goal of the season before former Chelsea player, Emerson tapped home from close range to level it up.
But in the dying moments of the game, the West Ham defender turned goalkeeper and essentially saved the ball with his outstretched arm.
Incredibly VAR did not give a penalty much to the bemusement of Potter.
‘It looks like one of those that, if it was given, it wouldn’t have been overturned. But obviously it wasn’t given. It looked quite a handball and, like I said, I didn’t know Tomas could get down so easily and save like that. It’s a good stop from him.’ he said after the game.
‘It’s not for me to say about VAR. Will you get more consistency from VAR? Well, you won’t because they are human beings. Every single decision and action you won’t get the same one again so it’s very hard to get consistency.’
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