Graeme Souness slams Mike Dean for Timo Werner decision in Chelsea vs Leicester

Graeme Souness slams Mike Dean for Timo Werner decision in Chelsea vs Leicester

After Timo Werner was brought down in the net, the Sky Sports pundit thinks Chelsea should have been awarded a penalty.

Timo Werner's penalty appeal in the first half of Chelsea's match against Leicester City, according to Graeme Souness, was an "easy decision" for Mike Dean to make.

Dean blew his whistle, but then awarded a free-kick to the Foxes, saying Werner dived after what appeared to be direct contact from Youri Tielemans.


After stealing the ball from the Belgium international inside the Foxes box, the Leicester midfielder appeared to kick the Blues' star's calf.

However, after a brief consultation with the VAR, Dean did not award a penalty, which former Liverpool midfielder Souness claims were a mistake on the part of the referee.

"He gets between the ball and Tielemans and Tielemans kicks through him, it's such an easy decision to give - it's a penalty," the pundit told Sky Sports at halftime of the crucial Premier League clash with Leicester.

Werner had a rather eventful first half, with a couple of goals called out for various reasons, as well as the aforementioned penalty appeal that was denied.

The former RB Leipzig man reached the bottom corner first, only for the assistant to spot that he was offside before the ball was played through to him.

Werner then believed he had opened the scoring just before halftime, after finding the net following a corner from the left side, but the German touched the ball with his hand, which was noticed by the VAR after celebrations with the fans.

The 25-year-old is aiming for his 13th goal in all competitions, which would put him one goal ahead of Tammy Abraham as the club's sole top scorer this season.


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