Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has expressed displeasure towards the Video Assistant Referee technology after his midfielder Mateo Kovacic was sent off in his side’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal.
The Gunners came from one goal down to beat their London rivals at Wembley Stadium to their 14th FA Cup title on Saturday, August 1.
It was a moment of joy for Mikel Arteta while Lampard was left in frustration despite Christian Pulisic handing him the lead earlier in the game with a sumptuous goal from a superb build-up.
The 26-year-old’s supposed challenge on Granit Xhaka earned him a second yellow in the game, but a replay showed there’s was hardly a contact between the two players.
According to Daily Mail, the centre referee Anthony Taylor’s decision left Lampard visibly frustrated and his action prevented VAR from reviewing yellow card offenses.