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West Ham 1-1 Chelsea: Potter reacts to controversial derby draw

Graham Potter at Chelsea
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West Ham held the Blues to their third consecutive draw in the Premier League.

Graham Potter has “nothing to complain about” despite acknowledging refereeing mistakes in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.

Joao Felix opened the scoring for the Blues in the 16th minute before Emerson Palmieri made it 1-1 later in the first half.

Before the break, however, VAR ruled out two Chelsea goals for offside. Potter’s men increased the pressure on West Ham’s backline in the second period but couldn’t change the result.

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Tomas Soucek appeared to commit a handball inside West Ham’s box in the dying minutes of the game. But neither the referee nor the VAR didn’t react to the scene.

Asked whether he believes the situation should’ve been a clear handball call, Potter told BT Sport“Yeah, looks it.

“These are the things you need to go in your favour, and at the moment, they’re not. But that’s life, nothing to complain about there. We have to keep working.

“There were positives in terms of how we wanted to play today, some good attacking moments with players who are adapting to the Premier League, so we have to keep moving forward.”

Chelsea must now prepare for their upcoming Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.