Lampard assesses VAR in the Premier League

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Chelsea have been on the receiving end of poor VAR decisions in the last two Premier League games against Manchester United and Tottenham.

David Coote, the VAR ref in the game against Spurs has been dropped from Premier League duty this weekend, having failed to send off Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso for a stamp on Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

VAR seems to work better in other leagues and the Champions League where the centre referee makes the final decision after looking at the monitor.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard speaking ahead of Bournemouth clash has now asked that the centre referees be allowed to make the final decision after looking at the monitor.

Lampard told reporters: “My view is the referee should have gone to look at the [Harry] Maguire incident against Manchester United and then I think he’d have given a red card. Against Tottenham, he didn’t need to look at it because it was very clear for VAR but they got it wrong.

“We should be looking at the monitors more. We know VAR needs some form of change because I don’t think anybody is particularly happy with it. Maybe that’s understandable in year one in the Premier League so we have to look at the areas where we can improve it and going to the monitor is certainly one.

“We’ve been on the end of two incidents where one possibly, probably affected the result and one didn’t but could have done as well.”

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