VAR causes new controversy as decision-makers admit Chelsea vs Tottenham mistake

VAR caused more controversy in Chelsea's clash with Tottenham after Giovani Lo Celso escaped a red card for a stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta.

VAR official David Coote decided the Spurs star had accidentally stepped on the Blues defender at the beginning of the second half.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was furious with the decision and referee chiefs have now admitted Coote got the big call wrong.

BT Sport pundit Jake Humphrey said: "We have been speaking to Stockley Park who have admitted they got the decision wrong and Lo Celso should have been sent off."

Azpilicueta added: "I'm not a player that likes to be on the floor because I'm tough but it was not my fault because it was a clear stamp on my shin, I felt it straight away.

"I was surprised it was not a red card, not even a yellow card. Obviously everybody makes mistakes but when you have a lot of replays it could be easier."

Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea an early lead in the crunch clash in the battle for the top four.

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