Roberto De Zerbi said he is confident in referees’ boss Howard Webb after another match where the officiating make headlines.

Craig Pawson was involved in two pitchside VAR rows as Chelsea beat Albion 3-2.

Although the correct decision was certainly reached on the second incident, there was some confusion as Pawson corrected his erroneous award of a penalty to the Seagulls.

The fact he blew early for the potential spot kick meant Albion were denied what would have been a corner.

There was also some confusion for some over an incident involving Moises Caicedo.

Many observers appeared to think he was booked for a foul, making it somewhat puzzling that he continued to fly into tackles.

However it looked on replays as if the card was shown to defender Benoit Badiashile for kicking the ball away.

Caicedo finished the game without a card.

Players from both teams confronted each other at the end.

De Zerbi was also on the pitch but said: “I was speaking with the referee and congratulating him on the game but I didn’t see (what happened).

“The boss of the referees is (Howard) Webb, no?

“Webb was one of the best referees in the world and I believe in Webb.

“I’m not the right person to speak about the referee performance.”

De Zerbi said he took off Jack Hinshelwood because he was worried his teenage defender might receive a second yellow card.

Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher had been dismissed late in the first half for two yellows.