Chelsea’s manager, Antonio Conte, believes that it is legal to elbow players in the head with such force they are knocked out because Marcos Alonso jumped higher than Hector Bellerin.
While this one goal was not the reason that Arsenal lost, I will go on about it until my dying breath, simply because the overwhelming pundits refused to acknowledge there was anything wrong with it. What’s wrong with them should be the main discussion today.
Speaking after the game, Conte was asked about the incident, although I’m not sure why so many people are asking about it if they don’t think there’s a problem.
“In England, it is legal,” the Italian said. “This is always a goal. Alonso jumped more than Bellerín and scored the goal. To hear this in England, I am surprised. In Italy, maybe. This is the correct decision.”
So, there you go, it is legal in England to elbow players in the face. It should always be a goal.
Over to you Gabriel. Next time you’re up for a corner, have at it…let’s see what happens then.