Southampton was denied an equalizer when Charlie Austin endeavored to package the ball over the line just for arbitrator Martin Atkinson to grant a foul after the striker reached Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero.
Southampton were 1-0 down when Caballero spilled the ball after Austin endeavored to head into the Chelsea objective.
Replays demonstrated the ball had gone too far and BT Sport’s intellectuals trusted Southampton had been hard done by.
Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard both said they felt the choice wasn’t right yet Sportsmail writer and previous ref Graham Poll favored Atkinson.
The survey stated: ‘Regardless of whether players like it we comprehend they don’t – the folks I regard particularly in the studio there. You had Glenn and JJ (Jermaine Jenas) on the gantry too [and] they are largely saying there isn’t a sufficient touch or it isn’t sufficient for a foul.
‘It [the law] doesn’t state about the measure of getting in touch with it just expresses that it is unlawful contact. You see Austin running towards him, in the event that he has a look at him and the edge he’s bouncing… he hops into the goalkeeper.
It doesn’t make a difference in the event that it was a major touch or a little touch, he touches him and it thumps Cabellero and it’s a foul and each official in the nation would state ‘that is a foul’. Regardless of whether it’s Southampton, Chelsea or Real Madrid.’
Chelsea came to one month from now’s last after objectives from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata.
Antonio Conte’s Blues will go up against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on May 19 at Wembley.