Cesar Azpilicueta: I was angry, it was quite unfair

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Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has reacted to the decision of the referee and VAR not to award Chelsea a penalty against West Ham.

West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek diverted a Conor Gallagher shot with his hands late in the game but the officials neglected Chelsea’s appeal for a penalty.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter was criticised after the game for his calm demeanour after not having been awarded the penalty for Soucek’s handball in the West Ham game but Azpilicueta insists the Chelsea boss expresses his anger differently.

Azpilicueta said: “I was angry. I can speak about myself and when I was watching the iPad on the bench…it was a bad decision that we were not awarded a penalty. That is the truth.

“It was quite unfair for us to maybe not get a penalty and three points, which would change the picture.

“But I’ve been with different managers who have expressed themselves in a different way. There is nothing more I can add.”