Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has warned his players to be wary of Bruno Fernandes ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final.
The Blues take on Manchester United at Wembley Stadium, with a place in the final against Arsenal or Manchester City at stake.
United have had a series of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) decisions go their way in recent weeks.
Against Aston Villa this month, Fernandes won a penalty despite replays showing he initiated contact with Ezri Konsa.
Lampard has warned his defenders to be careful against the Portugal midfielder.
“They have to be. Because when players of such high level, quality and speed of the Manchester United forwards travel quickly, you have to move your feet and not dive in on them.
“You need to understand the qualities of the opposition, with players like that. Fernandes is very clever in his movement. We saw that at Aston Villa to make something feel like a penalty where maybe it even isn’t.
“As a player, we can talk about VAR decisions and whether they’re right or wrong. But if a player is going to dangle a leg and not move their feet then you obviously do leave yourself open to penalties, VAR or no VAR,” Lampard told a virtual press conference.