Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich has questioned the use of VAR in the Premier League after the 3-1 defeat against Chelsea.

The Whites weren’t given a penalty after Ben Chilwell made clear contact with Ian Poveda, but the winger stayed on his feet rather than going down.

Klich claimed that VAR only supports “divers” or those who decide to throw themselves to the floor after slight contact.

The Whites midfield menace supported Poveda and praised him for not going down when it would have been easy for him to do just that.

“It looks like VAR is supporting divers because probably if he goes down it goes to VAR, then it’s a penalty because he got kicked,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“He didn’t want to go down, no-one really wants to. The referee is there, VAR is there as well but as you can see you can use it whenever you want. I don’t really know the rule right now, it wasn’t a penalty but it was a kick in the box, so I don’t know.”

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When you compare some of the decisions just from this weekend, it is hard to see why Leeds weren’t given a spot-kick at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester City were given a penalty for a foul of Raheem Sterling, who went down like he had been shot when he had barely been brushed.

Danny Welbeck also was given a penalty the week before for something similar, but he did go down and scream for good measure.

All everyone is asking for is consistency, and that is the opposite of what is actually happening in the Premier League.

Klich isn’t the only player questioning the officiating, so something needs to change.

In other Leeds United news, Patrick Bamford sends Instagram message after Chelsea loss

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