Stats show Chelsea were among the worst hit by VAR in the Premier League

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VAR was brought in to end controversies and poor decisions during games, but the technology has somehow, left more questions than answers.

Interestingly, after the 2019-20 season, stats show that Chelsea were among the teams most affected by the impact of VAR decisions. On the other hand, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool all make top six in VAR favoured decisions.

Unsurprisingly, Chelsea carried 17th on the table, showing just how much the Blues suffered in the hands of VAR.

Manchester United were awarded a record 14 penalties this season as well.

Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard spoke at the end of the season that he was satisfied with the club’s overall performance, despite the doubts at the start of the season.

“I’m delighted with the season,” Lampard said according to the official Chelsea website.

“I’ve wanted to keep that within for the last week because I don’t like to get too excited when there’s such a big game coming up but we have to reflect on the season going into it where people didn’t expect us to be in the top four.

“There were unknowns, the transfer ban, other clubs around us moving forward with recruitment and we couldn’t so I don’t think this result takes away from that – far from it. You can lose a final and we have done, which is frustrating for us but there’s a bigger picture that we’re working towards here and we’ve seen lots of good things.

“We understand there are things to work on but the players should be proud of how they’ve competed all season. The league position is a huge plus for us because not many people did give us that chance at the start and now we have to look to how we can get better. This game showed there is still plenty of room to get better.”

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