Schelotto: Obvious penalties would have changed the game

Ezequiel Schelotto. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)
Ezequiel Schelotto. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Ezequiel Schelotto felt he was denied two obvious penalties in Brighton's 4-0 defeat to Chelsea this afternoon.

The wing-back was brought down by Chelsea keeper Willy Caballaro on 16 minutes but referee Jonathan Moss waved play on, before he went down under a Tiémoué Bakayoko challenge later in the first half and Moss again turned down the Seagulls' spot-kick appeals.

Schelotto, who starred down the right and was named the sponsor's man of the match, said afterwards: "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. The game would have been closer.

"The referee decided not to give them. For me, they were both clear.”

On the match, Schelotto said: "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.

"They can cause you problems at any moment. But we also did some good things.

"In the end we go home empty-handed. We need to improve on the errors we committed."