It’s no surprise, but Frank Lampard agrees with the majority of people who watched Monday’s match between Chelsea and Manchester United.
Harry Maguire should’ve been sent off for a kick to the groin of Michy Batshuayi, and VAR also missed the shove before the shove on Brandon Williams that negated a Chelsea equalizer in a 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge.
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Here’s what Lampard had to say about both incidents, via Football.London:
“Decisions are crucial. Maguire should get a red. I think that is what VAR was brought in for. I think the Zouma one should have stood: Azpilicueta was shoved.
“It is just the wrong decision. That is what it was brought in for. It is very confusing. I think everyone I have spoken to has said it.”
Lampard acknowledged that Olivier Giroud was just offside on his goal, but that’s about all the manager was willing to give the officials on the day.
The Chelsea manager also said that N’Golo Kante has an adductor injury and that “it doesn’t look good,” while injured Christian Pulisic will not be ready for a massive top four tilt this weekend versus Tottenham Hotspur.
Here’s Lampard’s interview that aired on NBCSN:
🗣 Frank Lampard's candid post match thoughts ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/C2XpypRgOM
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) February 17, 2020