Lampard sends strong message to VAR and PGMOL

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been on the wrong end of VAR lately as VAR made two contentious decisions against Manchester United on Monday night, especially the decision not to send off Harry Maguire for his lunge on Michy Batshuayi.

Today against Tottenham, VAR was yet again poor as Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso clearly stamped his feet on Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta.

Despite multiple replays showing that Lo Celso should have been sent off, VAR ref Davie Cootie thought otherwise.

PGMOL, the body responsible for match officials in English football, released a statement shortly after the final whistle admitting that Giovani Lo Celso should have been sent off and attributed the VAR oversight to ‘human error’.

Speaking after the game, Lampard claimed that VAR wasn’t good enough and is ruining the game.

“Everybody knew they made a mistake,” he said. ‘’We obviously have the monitor [in the dugout] and can view it so I was just waiting for the red card to be shown – not with real pleasure but it’s just a tackle that endangers a player.

“That’s what VAR was brought in for, to see things that the referee on the pitch doesn’t see and it’s just not good enough. It’s no good saying afterwards that they’ve made a mistake because they have a couple of minutes to get it right. They probably needed one viewing of that one to get it right so it’s another huge question mark over VAR.

“I want it to be good, I want it work. It’s a high-speed game and referees have the toughest job around so VAR was brought in to help them and make the game better but it was so wrong today.”

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