Pedro’s goal for Chelsea vs Brighton should never have stood

Chris Hughton

Brighton vs Chelsea

Chelsea took on Chelsea at the Amex Stadium on Sunday in the Premier League.

The Blues broke the deadlock in the 17th minute.

Eden Hazard, playing as a false nine for Chelsea against the Seagulls, was the creator for the Pensioners.

Hazard broke into the Brighton box, while his cross was finished in the area by Pedro.

Marcos Alonso was offside vs Brighton

But surely Chelsea’s goal should never have stood.

Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso was clearly stood in the middle of the Brighton box, in an offside position, when Hazard delivered his cross into the box.

Eden Hazard crosses in the Brighton box

Marcos Alonso didn’t touch the ball before Pedro stuck it in the net.

Eden Hazard’s cross rolls past the offside Marcos Alonso

But if a player isn’t interfering with play when stood in such a position in the opposition box, what the hell is he doing?

Why should the attacking team get the benefit of the referee’s decision in such cases?

Pedro scores for Chelsea vs Brighton

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