Should the Chelsea players have protested when the referee refused to give the penalty? This is what Lampard thinks

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Chelsea were denied a clear penalty opportunity in the goalless draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

During a corner kick in the first half, Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire grabbed Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta by the neck and prevented him from heading the ball.

The referee seemed to have missed the incident and even VAR failed to review the incident and hand a penalty to Chelsea.

Many Chelsea fans believe that the players should have protested to the referee about the incident, but Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes that there was no need for that, and that the it’s the work of VAR to correct the errors of the referee.

Lampard said after the game: “I don’t think there’s a need. Azpilicueta was appealing, but when you have VAR as a back-up, that’s surely why we brought it in, to make sure they assess it and refer it to the referee to have another look.

“Maybe with the angle he didn’t get a view of the headlock at the time, but he didn’t get a chance to review it.”

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