'It's not good enough': Frank Lampard blasts VAR again

‘It’s not good enough’: Frank Lampard blasts VAR again after Giovani Lo Celso was not shown a red card after a stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta

  • Frank Lampard let out his frustration over VAR’s decision to not show a red card
  • Giovani Lo Celso stamped on Cesar Azpilicueta, but did not see red for it
  • Then, Stockley Park came back later in the match to say they had got it wrong
  • READ: Sportsmail‘s full match report of Chelsea’s win over Tottenham Hotspur 

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has branded VAR ‘not good enough’ after another decision went against his side in their 2-1 win against Tottenham on Saturday.

Giovani Lo Celso clearly stamped on Cesar Azpilicueta’s leg during the match, but VAR decided not to show a red card after deeming he had nowhere else to put his foot.

However, the officials at Stockley Park admitted later in the match that a red card should have been shown, but too late for any action to be taken in the game. 

Frank Lampard has voiced his frustration after Giovani Lo Celso was not sent off for a stamp

VAR later admitted the challenge was worthy of a sending off despite their initial decision 

Azpilicueta required treatment on his leg but fortunately did not sustain a serious injury

‘It’s not good enough,’ said Lampard in his post-match interview on BT Sport. ‘I’m sorry, two VAR [decisions] in two games. It’s always harder when you lose and people think you’re just shouting about it. 

‘But maybe you need to shout because that’s not good enough. Everybody in the world saw it was a red.

‘I hate to call for red cards, but when you’re endangering players, that was a leg-breaker of a challenge.

Lampard said it was a ‘leg-breaker of a challenge’ and that everyone saw it was a red card

‘I’m not saying anything about the referee on the spot, it’s not easy, but VAR is here to clear those up. I’m not surprised they’ve put it right but it’s not good enough.’ 

It is unclear whether any retrospective action will be taken against Lo Celso. 

Azpilicueta himself spoke about the incident after the game, saying he was surprised a red was not shown. 

It comes just five days after Lampard’s most recent rant against VAR, as he insisted Harry Maguire should’ve been sent off in their defeat to Manchester United earlier this week.

He called for the on-pitch referee to go and look at the monitor, rather than leave the decisions up to Stockley Park. 

It is unclear if retrospective action will now take place for Lo Celso after the challenge

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