Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has slammed the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) after going down to Manchester United on Monday night.
The loss was Chelsea's third of the season with Chelsea fluffing a lot of chances courtesy of striker Michy Batshuayi who was leading the line in place of the injured Tammy Abraham.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Lampard said: “Tough to take on lots of levels, some footballing, some others. It’s football and it’s life. I’m not complaining about any work ethic from the lads, their heads are down in there. It’s a tough night for us.
“It’s not a 2-0 game. We have a feeling of groundhog day in the stadium. I don’t know how many shots we had but it was a lot. If we don’t score, you can’t win football games. They get clearer every week. We are fourth and the season starts here. People didn’t expect us to be fourth but we are.
The manager further thought that United captain Harry Maguire could have seen a red card following his challenge on Batshuayi
“Harry Maguire should have been sent off, that’s clear, and that obviously changes the game. Azpilicueta gets shoved so the goal should stand. Giroud was a toenail offside and that one I understand. that’s the rule now,” he added.
The loss threw the race to the top four wide open with Chelsea who is currently occupying the position on 41 points; only three points above United.