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20 January 2018

Bennett Dean
Ezequiel Schelotto in action against Chelsea.

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ezequiel Schelotto believes that the two key penalty incidents could have changed the course of the game, following the 4-0 defeat to Chelsea today.

The full-back went down in the box after appearing to be brought down by Willy Caballero and Tiemoue Bakayoko on two separate occasions, but referee Jonathan Moss dismissed both of Albion’s penalty appeals.

He said, "We had a few chances and I thought there were two penalties which they didn’t give. The truth is they were obvious penalties.

"It would be an excuse to say that, with those, the result would be different. But I think they would have changed the game.

"We could have gone out with a different mentality in the second half, and the game would have been closer.

“The referee decided not to give them, but for me, they were both clear.”

Schelotto admits that Chelsea’s quality ultimately proved to be the difference on the day, but feels Albion cannot have any regrets about the way they played.

"It’s tough because we did everything we could to get a good result. We knew we were playing against a very good team in Chelsea with great players that can cause you problems at any moment.

"We need to improve on the errors we committed and move forward.”

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