Frank Lampard: Chelsea manager claims ‘we’re in really dangerous place’ with VAR


By Alistair Magowan

BBC Sport at Vicarage Road

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We’re in a sophisticated house with VAR – Lampard

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has warned that the present employ of VAR might maybe per chance well fair be “harmful” for the Premier League.

Steering from the Premier League on the initiate of the season said that it can per chance well solely be aged for “sure and obvious” errors by on-discipline referees.

Nonetheless when Watford were awarded a penalty thru VAR after Gerard Deulofeu became tripped by Jorginho, Lampard said he became “so, so a good deal bowled over”.

“We’re no longer in a gigantic house with it,” he said after Chelsea’s 2-1 procure.

“Any [decision] that takes that long system they don’t seem to make obvious, so why are likely to be no longer we utilizing screens on facet of pitch?

“I know [using screens] is rather contentious, I comprehend it can per chance well indicate each and each fan might maybe per chance well well demand it and there might maybe per chance well well stress on the referees.

“Nonetheless if we’re pronouncing they are grey areas and we’re overturning choices because one referee in other locations thinks it became more of a penalty than the referee on the pitch, then I dangle we’re in a extremely harmful house.

“You’ll be tossing a coin each and each week.”

Watford might maybe per chance well fair feel they deserved a resolution of their favour after being denied a penalty, which became reviewed by VAR, in a 1-1 design with Tottenham closing month.

Gerard Deulofeu received the penalty after which scored from the gap in the eightieth minute

Final weekend, VAR awarded a penalty in the Premier League for the main time, when Everton’s Michael Keane became adjudged to contain fouled Brighton’s Aaron Connolly in a 3-2 procure for the Seagulls.

It became a resolutionthat became widely criticised.

After VAR overruled referee Anthony Taylor at Vicarage Road on Saturday, Lampard felt there had been a alternate in protection no matter receiving guidance at a meeting earlier this week.

“I contain to video display out but closing week we observed a clear alternate in VAR with penalties getting overturned,” Lampard said.

“I became at a managers’ meeting in the week and we spoke lots about it and the absolute consensus from managers, from referees and from the Premier League became that choices were no longer going to salvage overturned unless they were entirely sure and obvious or VAR observed something that the referee on the pitch did no longer explore.

“[In Jorginho’s case] it did no longer, it nowhere end to shows that. The longer it took the more scared I purchased and I am so, so a good deal bowled over after the meeting on Thursday to then contain that resolution this present day.”

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