Frank Lampard known as for a “big reflection” on VAR on the finish of the season after one other controversial incident involving the expertise within the midweek Premier League fixtures. Tottenham were controversially denied an equaliser against Sheffield United on Thursday when Harry Kane’s aim was chalked off for a doubtful handball towards Lucas Moura. In a Premier League season marred by debatable calls, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, whose aspect misplaced 3-1, mentioned he feared for the way forward for soccer if the system weren’t addressed.
Chelsea boss Lampard, who performed underneath Mourinho as a participant at Stamford Bridge, mentioned the aim ought to have stood.
“It was certainly one where common sense could have been involved but if the rule book states something, then the handball is given,” he instructed reporters on Friday.
“We need a big reflection at the end of the season.
“VAR has improved us in methods however there are methods to enhance it and I feel a collective sit-down on the finish of the season with everyone — referees, managers, gamers, anyone concerned in soccer that loves the sport can have an enter to attempt to get it nearer to the place we need to get it to.”
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti additionally known as for a assessment of the foundations.
“It was a extremely, actually difficult and tough resolution,” he said.
“I feel the choice they’ve made comes from the foundations that there are in place on this second and so possibly on the finish of this season we will suppose if it is attainable to vary one of these rule however on this second it is like this and we have now to respect the foundations.”
Chelsea’s defeat at West Ham ended a run of three successive Premier League wins and means victory against struggling Watford at Stamford Bridge is vital in the race for Champions League spots.
Chelsea, in fourth spot, are just two points ahead of Manchester United and Wolves.
Lampard challenged his players to restore the mentality that underpinned the good run that preceded Wednesday’s lacklustre 3-2 loss.
“Every sport now’s going to be powerful,” mentioned Lampard.
“If we go into it with the precise angle that we approached video games like Aston Villa and Manchester City, and Everton and Liverpool earlier than the break, then I’ve actual perception in us.
“It’s about getting our mentality right, keeping freshness in the players between games and having a real desire to achieve want we want.”
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