Brighton boss Chris Hughton thought the final scoreline did not reflect his side's efforts after they had been beaten 4-0 by Chelsea.
The Seagulls manager also believed that his team should have been awarded two first-half penalties after Ezequiel Schelotto had been upended by Willy Caballero and then Tiemoue Bakayoko but both appeals were turned down by referee Jon Moss.
Chelsea never looked back after scoring twice in the first six minutes to leave Brighton at 13/8 to be relegated this term.
Hughton said afterwards: "It was a very difficult afternoon for us. The biggest disappointment is that 4-0 was not a true reflection of the game.
"We did come on to a bit of a game after going 2-0 down and we had decent opportunities, but we are finding it difficult to find the goals we need.
"I thought they were two (penalties that could have been given). We see them briefly afterwards, but when you are Brighton playing at home to Chelsea you need as many things to go for you as possible.
"The second I didn't see well but the first one I thought it was a penalty. I thought we responded well but then we conceded two poor goals – and that made the scoreline not a reflection of the game."
Brighton are 19/4 to beat Southampton on 31st January.