David Moyes bemoaned the dearth of consistency from officers after Peter Bankes and Chris Kavanagh determined to ship Fabian Balbeuna off for his problem on Ben Chilwell.
A uncommon objective from Timo Werner, solely his second within the league since November, noticed the Blues transfer three factors away from their fifth-placed hosts courtesy of a 1-Zero win.
It was hardly Tremendous League stuff from Thomas Tuchel’s aspect, however they acquired the job performed forward of a real European showdown towards Actual Madrid on Tuesday evening.
West Ham, who kicked off behind Chelsea on objective distinction, had each purpose to be affronted on the proposed breakaway league on condition that they have been above 4 of the six golf equipment concerned when it was introduced.
They have been feeling laborious performed by once more when a late VAR choice noticed defender Balbuena proven one of the crucial ludicrous crimson playing cards of the season.
The Paraguayan cleared the ball, solely to catch Chilwell’s leg, which prompted a gradual movement VAR verify and a pricey dismissal for the hosts.
“Properly I don’t suppose it’s a crimson card as a result of I don’t know the place Fabby [Balbuena] can stick his leg,” Moyes informed talkSPORT.
“He clears the ball, he has to comply with by and he has to plant his foot someplace. So I don’t suppose for a minute he tried to plant it within the boy’s leg.
“After which there was a really related incident shortly after the place Vladimir Coufal clears it and once more, it’s Rudiger and you’d anticipate them to ebook Vladimir or ship him off as properly.
“So there isn’t any consistency to it.”
The incident with Coufal and Rudiger was not even awarded as a foul, maybe highlighting Moyes’ level, on a irritating afternoon for these in claret and blue.
With an unlikely Champions League push now stuttering after consecutive defeats, the Scot was clear to let his emotions be recognized.
“I believe the referee was actually near it and it’s presupposed to be clear and apparent, so far as I do know.
“So if the referee didn’t see something and he requested him to go over and take a look…
“I’m stunned; whoever performed that has no understanding in regards to the recreation. He’s decided, cleared the ball, he has to plant his foot someplace and clearly he didn’t need to plant his foot in one other participant’s leg.
“However generally that simply the way in which it was, there was no method he might get his foot out of the way in which!”
Jesse Lingard additionally acquired within the act on Twitter, providing a message of help and criticising the added officers.
“Heads up and preserve preventing,” he wrote. “Nonetheless 5 video games left.
“P.S VAR IS A JOKE”