By Keith Hackett

16th May, 2022 | 3:00pm

Ex-Fifa official issues '100%' claim on Chelsea penalty v Liverpool as Hakim Ziyech footage analysed - 'Wow'

Keith Hackett has insisted the referee was right not to award Chelsea a penalty for Ibrahima Konate’s challenge on Hakim Ziyech in extra time of their 6-5 penalty shootout loss to Liverpool in Saturday’s (14 May) FA Cup final.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Fifa and Premier League referee admitted he initially thought it was a penalty but Craig Pawson was right not to point to the spot as he was not “100 per cent ” convinced.

Five minutes into extra time after the game finished goalless, the ball was whipped across the box and Ziyech went down under Konate’s challenge.

It appeared that the 29-year-old went to ground after being pushed in the back by the Liverpool centre-back.

Pawson waved away Chelsea’s appeals and the game continued but no side were able to find the net so the game went to penalties.

“At the time I thought ‘Wow’,” Hackett said after analysing the footage with Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“Firstly, Pawson was well positioned and when you are going to give a penalty kick in that scenario you’ve got to be 100 per cent and I don’t think it was a 100 per cent decision.

“Therefore I’m going with the referee and would not award a penalty.”

Ziyech scored his penalty for Chelsea in the shootout but his side lost after Alisson saved Mason Mount’s penalty and Kostas Tsimikas scored straight after.

The Blues have now lost their last 10 of their last 16 cup finals including both domestic finals to Liverpool this season.

In other news, ‘disgraceful’ Liverpool fans against Chelsea have been slammed as the FA are urged to take action.