Brighton boss De Zerbi on Chelsea defeat: Ref not up to standard

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Brighton boss De Zerbi on Chelsea defeat: Ref not up to standard
Brighton boss De Zerbi on Chelsea defeat: Ref not up to standard
Brighton boss De Zerbi on Chelsea defeat: Ref not up to standardFlashscore
Cole Palmer and Christopher Nkunku struck for the Blues before Danny Welbeck found an injury-time consolation for Brighton. Reece James was sent off late on for kicking out at Brighton's Joao Pedro.

De Zerbi said: "I think we played a very good second half and the second part of the first half as well. We know the qualities of Chelsea.

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"I think we gave our best and we have another game to reach the top 10 position.

"It has been a very tough season and the fans have understood everything.

"We have competed in a good way but have lost too many points at home, especially in the first part of the season and we have paid for that.

"I think it was a clear penalty today. But the problem is not VAR, the problem is the level of the referees. Today I did not like the performance of the referee.

"But I make more mistakes than the referee.

"I am happy for this season but I am sorry because I am disappointed and wished we would compete in a different way. Next season we can be a stronger squad and team."