Did Michael Salisbury turn down an Albion penalty claim because of an earlier VAR overturn?

The referee waved play on when Malo Gusto brought down Simon Adingra in the Chelsea box early in the second half at the Amex.

Salisbury had earlier incorrectly pointed to the spot for a challenge by Facundo Buonanotte on Marc Cucurella.

One was left to wonder whether that error played on his mind and he decided to be more conservative when he did not sanction Gusto’s flailing leg early in the second period.

Video assistant Peter Bankes guided the ref to the monitor in the first instance, as he later did when Reece James kicked out at Joao Pedro and was eventually red-carded.

But there was no such intervention for the Gusto foul.

Wolves have tabled a proposal to remove VAR from the Premier League.

Asked about that, Roberto De Zerbi told a post-match press conference: “We have to speak of the level of the referees like the level of the coaches.

“Behind the VAR, there are people and we have to analyse the level of the referees.

“I didn’t like the referee today. But not for the penalty because nothing changed for us if we win or lose this game (in terms of league position).

“I didn’t like the personality, the control of the game.

“I’m sorry for the red card of James because I think it was a normal reaction.

“If you have played in your life football it can happen this reaction but the penalty of Adingra was clear, it was clear from my bench. On TV, it’s more clear.”