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Lampard reacts to another defeat to Man United

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard is frustrated with the outcome of tonight's Premier League game against Manchester United at Stamfor...


Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard is frustrated with the outcome of tonight's Premier League game against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea were clearly the better team but just like the other two defeats to Manchester United this season, Chelsea dominated and wasted many good chances as Manchester United ran away with a two-nil victory.

Lampard blamed poor officiating (not helped by VAR) and bad luck for the defeat.

“There were plenty of talking points, yes,” Lampard said.

“The Maguire incident is a red card. It was behind me and I didn’t see it at the time, but I’ve watched it back and it’s a red card. That’s what VAR is there for.

“Zouma’s ‘goal’ is a goal, because Azpi has been pushed by Fred rather than him pushing Williams. Then we’ve had Oli’s goal, where he’s offside by a toenail, but he is offside so you have to accept that.

“But there are plenty of moments tonight where VAR has dominated and that’s becoming the talking point rather than the football. The decisions are crucial, obviously. VAR was brought in for second looks and alternative angles. But at the same time, I don’t like the way we are losing games.

“We’ve been here before and it’s frustrating. It’s frustrating for the players, it’s frustrating for the fans, but they have to stick with us. A lot of things were good today and I can’t dig the players out. The work ethic, we created chances but overall a frustrating night on many levels.”

4th Chelsea will face 5th Tottenham in their next league fixture.

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