Sep 15 2012 By Dan Levene
ROBERTO Di Matteo says Chelsea were denied a 'stonewall' penalty as they laboured to a 0-0 draw at QPR.
In a turgid game, Chelsea's best chances came in the form of two penalty appeals - both of which were declined by referee Andre Marriner.
Di Matteo said: “Certainly the incident with JT and (Ryan) Nelson looked like a stonewall penalty to me.
"I watched the replay, and I know the referee hasn't got the replay, but I'm not sure whether he saw it and thought it wasn't, or whether he didn't see it.
“The one with (Eden) Hazard, he was in a good position, the referee I think. And there was a push and some contact there. Maybe he didn't feel like it was enough.”
Di Matteo said there was some frustration at Chelsea's ability to break through, but that he was happy with the performance overall.
“The only disappointment is that we didn't score the goals from the chances that we created," he added.
“I think all in all the performance was very good for us. I think we controlled the game very well. “It was just the goal missing – I think one goal would have been enough to win the game.”