Lampard Sends Message To Burnley Boss For Calling Hudson-Odoi A Cheat

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There was a penalty incident involving Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi after he came on as a substitute in the Premier League game against Burnley.

Referee Michael Oliver awarded Chelsea a penalty after Hudson-Odoi was brought down in the box before VAR overturned the penalty and Hudson-Odoi was then issued a yellow.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche tore into Hudson-Odoi after the game and believes that the Chelsea youngster should have gotten more than a yellow card for diving.

He said after the game: “It is shambolic how people dive about the place and we were told by the Premier League the worst you can get is a yellow card, so everyone has a chance to cheat once again and not get sent off.

“I keep hearing the word respect, and I get shot down for saying this, but players should respect the game. They have got to do something more (than bookings). I feel worse it is a young player doing it.

“I keep hearing the word respect, and I get shot down for saying this, but players should respect the game. They have got to do something more (than bookings). I feel worse it is a young player doing it.

“They are the future and if they are diving now, we have massive trouble now in five or 10 years. We didn’t use to accept it. Now we do and I am the only one who goes on about it.”

Lampard has now responded to Dyche insisting that VAR could be wrong as he chose to believe Hudson-Odoi who said there was contact.

“I said nothing to him, nothing,” said the Chelsea manager.

“I asked him straight after the game. He said he got a touch. It might have been light but he had a hand on the back. I am not sure if Sean Dyche saw all the angles.”

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