Boss hits out at FA
Roberto Di Matteo has blasted the FA after Chelsea's appeal against Branislav Ivanovic's three-match ban was thrown out.
The defender was charged with violent misconduct after he was caught on camera striking Wigan's Shaun Maloney in the stomach, but Chelsea were hopeful the player would get off.
However the ban stands and Ivanovic will miss Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham along with the crucial Premier League games against Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers.
Di Matteo is now furious and cannot understand how video technology can be used in these instances and not when it comes to deciding whether the ball crossed the line or not.
"We didn't think it was violent conduct or a frivolous appeal," he said. "We are disappointed that his appeal has been dismissed, so there is nothing else we can do.
"We just have to get on with the decision and take it. I think everyone is looking for consistency in their decision-making. That's what is most important for everybody, all the stakeholders involved - consistency.
"They would have to review the decision-making and the way they give these bans, and hopefully come up with a more balanced outcome. You look at the images and you think: 'We're using video footage for that, okay, but we don't use goal-line technology'.
"Why not? If we're using it for that, why can't we use it for the goals? So that's why it has to be reviewed. There has to be a more balanced look at it. And that's what they have to look at in the summer."