Chelsea Coach Frank Lampard disagreed on two things with the officials after the 2-0 defeat against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday night, MySportDab reports.
Goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire in either half saw the Blues suffer a fifth home loss of the season.
But Maguire was fortunate to not receive a Red Card by the time of his goal after an earlier exchange with Michy Batshuayi, seemingly kicking the Blues striker as he went to ground.
understands Referee Anthony Taylor and VAR’s Chris Kavanagh decided the challenge was not worthy of a red card.
But Lampard felt the defender was very lucky to remain on the pitch, while he was also expressed his frustration at a decision to rule out a second-half goal for his team.
Chelsea had two goals ruled out, the first was a header from Kurt Zouma at a corner that was cancelled due to a Cesar Azpilicueta’s push on Brandon Williams in the box.
But Lampard felt Azpilicueta was pushed into Williams, though he accepted Olivier Giroud’s headed goal close to the end was right to be chopped off. was rightly chalked off for the Frenchman being marginally offside.
And 41-year-old Frank Lampard insists Premier League referees should use the side monitor always to have a final say on VAR decisions.
He told Sky Sports: “Tough some levels, some footballing, some others. It’s football.
“I’m not complaining about work ethic from the players, their heads were right but the game was tough.
“It’s not a 2-0 match. I’m not sure how many shots we had but it was a lot. If you don’t score, you can’t win games.
“This gets clearer every week. We are currently fourth and the season starts here. People didn’t expect us to be in this position but we are.
“We are fourth because of the good work we have done and because of the league with everyone taking points off each other.
“I’m not soft, I can criticise my team. We can agree on our luck sometimes yes but if we are not finishing chances we can’t win matches. I feel like a broken record.
“It was a tough game for Batshuayi, strikers are judged on goals, it’s a fact. We need goals from every forward and we haven’t got that this season.
“We can’t always rely on Tammy Abraham all season. You get respect as an attacker for your goals.
“Harry Maguire should have been shown a red card, that’s clear, and that will obviously changes the game. Azpilicueta also got shoved so the goal should stand. Giroud was a bit offside and that one I understand. that’s the rule now.
“I don’t get why the Referee isn’t using the monitor. It should be used.”