The former West Ham boss remains frustrated by last week's 3-0 defeat to the west London side, and believes if the Brazilian had gone things could have been different
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew believes last week’s decision by referee Mike Dean not to send off Chelsea defender David Luiz in his club’s 3-0 defeat to the west London side has cost them more than just three points.
The Magpies manager is adamant the Brazilian should have seen red for bringing down striker Demba Ba when it appeared the Senegalese striker was through on goal.
Pardew believes the decision had an effect on the rest of the match, with the former Southampton boss suggesting the increased effort his side had to put into the game resulted in an injury to centre-back Steven Taylor.
He told reporters: "I would have felt very, very confident going into this period if I had had all of my squad here, but I haven't.
"The biggest problem from the weekend, and perhaps the decision from the referee that would have changed the game, is that we put in more effort against Chelsea than we have done in any other game this season.
"That's cost us injuries to [Danny] Guthrie and Taylor. It just goes to show how important those decisions are.
"It's interesting to see that the referee at our place, who admits to a mistake, and the Bolton referee [who sent Gary Cahill off at Tottenham] have both got games this weekend. I think that's something that is interesting."