Chelsea defender Gary Cahill was furious with referee Andre Marriner after the 2-2 draw against Swansea City, as he felt he was fouled leading up to Swansea’s second goal.
Leroy Fer pressured the centre back and kick him in the back of the legs before getting to the ball and beating goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on the breakaway. Cahill shared his criticism of the officials during a postgame interview.
“It’s a clear foul. Come on, seriously,” Cahill said. “It was clear as day and seeing it back has made me even more angry.
“I said to the referee ‘there’s three of you that can see that’. There were two fouls on me and between the officials they have said that they couldn’t see it. For me that is incredible.
“I took the touch away from him, he came through the back of me. It’s all fun and games for the fans – but it’s the players who suffer. That kills me and kills my team. We have dropped two points which is massive in this league.”
Cahill is not expected to be punished for his comments according to reports. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was also critical of the decision not to award Cahill a free-kick on the play.
“The second goal I think everyone can see the situation,” Conte told Sky Sports. “I don’t want to speak about the decision but it’s a bad decision from the referee.
“We conceded two goals, one after our own free-kick. We can improve on these situations.”
Chelsea takes on Liverpool on Friday at Stamford Bridge.