Southampton boss blasts Mike Dean and VAR as he believes he could have hurt Chelsea

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Southampton came with a plan to hurt Chelsea, but it wasn’t to be as Chelsea got all three points as the Blues won the game 3-1.

Speaking after the game, Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl blasted the decision made by VAR to issue a red card to James Ward-Prowse after a late tackle on Jorginho.

Hasenhuttl believes his side could have gotten something from the game had VAR not given a red card to his captain. He also didn’t deem Ward-Prowse tackle as a red card offence.

“I know when Mike Dean is VAR he will definitely tell the referee to have a look at it,” said Hasenhuttl.

“I haven’t seen a replay, and I don’t want to say it’s Ward-Prowse’s fault it’s a red card. He was attacking a bad pass from the goalkeeper and he’s maybe a little bit late.

“A yellow card OK, but a red card is harsh. The red card is a real pity. It would be interesting to see what would have happened in the last 15 minutes without the red card.

“James is the captain and he knows he didn’t help us today. But there’s no reason to be angry about this, we showed a good performance today. And it’s a pity we couldn’t finalise it.”

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