Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says VAR ‘kills the moment’ after Cesar Azpilicueta’s disallowed goal in Liverpool loss


Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says VAR ‘kills the moment’ after Cesar Azpilicueta’s disallowed goal in Liverpool loss

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes VAR ‘kills the moment’ for fans and players.

Cesar Azpilicueta had a goal disallowed by VAR for an offside call on Mason Mount in the build-up to what would have cancelled out Trent Alexander-Arnold’s opener in the club’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.

Frank Lampard was frustrated with Chelsea’s disallowed goal
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Instead, the Reds doubled their lead through Roberto Firmino, before N’Golo Kante pulled one back in the 71st minute.

Lampard told talkSPORT: “It’s here to stay, so it’s frustrating. It definitely kills the moment, that’s for sure.

“People pay their money and they want to celebrate, the players want to celebrate and now, we’re all going to have to try to wait a moment. It’s difficult.

“I saw the Tottenham game yesterday [where VAR disallowed a Serge Aurier goal against Leicester], and it’s a shame when you’re talking about tough decisions.

“But we have to accept it, it’s here, it’s not going anywhere, I just hope some go in our favour very soon.”

Cesar Azpilicueta thought he had equalised for Chelsea in the first-half
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Kante’s stunning solo goal breathed new life into Chelsea, who could have equalised had Mount taken his chance late on.

Despite his team sitting 11th in the Premier League table with two wins out of six, Lampard is optimistic about the future.

He said: “I have a belief in where we’re going and I know what I want from them and I saw loads of things in the second-half.