ohn Terry referred to Chelsea’s decision to take a penalty against Arsenal after William Saliba handled a Mykhailo Mudryk header as “harsh.” In a London derby at Stamford Bridge, the Blues jumped off to an early lead thanks to a goal from Enzo Fernandez after Conor Gallagher’s close-range attempt was blocked.
Chelsea was given a fantastic chance to take the lead with a quarter to go when VAR instructed Chris Kavanagh to check the pitchside monitor. The incident started when Mudryk headed in a Raheem Sterling cross ahead of Saliba, touching the Frenchman’s errant arm in the process. Cole Palmer then converted the ensuing penalty.
He said on X (formerly Twitter): “Delighted we got the Penalty but I don’t agree with the rules on this, very harsh on defenders.” If I had been there,