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CHELSEA had not one, but two goals chalked off by VAR as Manchester United won 2-0.

Kurt Zouma and Olivier Giroud both saw goals disallowed in the defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, the Blues have already sold a player in Mario Pasalic for £12.5m, despite never making an appearance for the West Londoners.

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    Frank Lampard was fuming with Harry Maguire's potential red card, that was never given last night.

    He said: “Harry Maguire should have been sent off, that's clear, and that obviously changes the game.

    “Azpilicueta gets shoved so the goal should stand.

    “Giroud was a toenail offside and that one I understand. That's the rule now.

    “It was another incident where the referee – on this occasion Anthony Taylor – failed to use the monitor.

    “I don't get why they aren't looking at the monitor. It should be used.”


    What a disappointing result last night was for the Blues as they were beaten 2-0 by Man Utd on home soil.

    Goals in either half by Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire proved to be the difference, with the Red Devils now just three points behind Chelsea.

    To make matters worse, not only did the West Londoners create the most chances, but they also had TWO goals ruled out by VAR.

    Kurt Zouma’s fine finish from a corner was chalked off after Cesar Azpilicueta was judged to have pushed Brandon Williams, while Olivier Giroud’s header was ruled out for offside.

    And to add insult to injury, N’Golo Kante went off injured in the first half.

    There was some good news off the pitch, with reports stating that Atalanta have exercised their option to buy Mario Pasalic on a permanent deal for £12.5million.

    The 25-year-old joined the Blues in 2014, but failed to make a single first team appearance.

    In other news, former Ajax ace Andy van der Meyde has questioned Hakin Ziyech's Chelsea move by claiming the Blues aren't a top team.

    He told VTBL: “It’s time for him to leave. Hakim is ready, he has to take the next step. The Eredivise is a training party for Ziyech. It makes sense that he is looking for a new team. You need that as a top athlete.

    “I just didn’t expect him to go to Chelsea. I don’t think it’s a top team nor a stable club. I would have expected Bayern Munich or someone of that size.”


    Frank Lampard: “Tough to take on lots of levels, some footballing, some others. It's football and it's life. I'm not complaining about any work ethic from the lads, their heads are down in there. It's a tough night for us.

    “It's not a 2-0 game. We have a feeling of groundhog day in the stadium. I don't know how many shots we had but it was a lot. If we don't score, you can't win football games. They get clearer every week. We are fourth and the season starts here. People didn't expect us to be fourth but we are.

    “We are fourth because of some of the good stuff we have done and because of the nature of the league with everyone taking points off each other. I'm not soft, I can criticise the team. We can bemoan our luck sometimes yes but if we are not finishing chances we can't win games. I feel like a broken record.

    “It was a tough night for Batshuayi, strikers are judged on goals, it's a fact. We need goals from forward areas and we haven't had that this season. We can't rely on Tammy Abraham all season. You get judged as an attacker on goals.

    “Harry Maguire should have been sent off, that's clear, and that obviously changes the game. Azpilicueta gets shoved so the goal should stand. GIroud was a toenail offside and that one I understand. that's the rule now.

    “I don't get why they aren't looking at the monitor. It should be used.”


    Chelsea fans felt aggrieved in the first half after Harry Maguire escaped without a red card after appearing to kick out at Michy Batshuayi.

    Speaking of the incident, he said: ” I know I caught him and I felt he was going to fall on me and my natural reaction was to straighten my leg to stop him.

    “It wasn't a kick out and there was no intent. I think it's the right decision. I knew I'd caught him but that I had no intent to hurt him.

    “It was just a natural reaction. I apologised to him and it was nice that the referee saw sense.”


    Olivier Giroud has had a goal ruled out by VAR!

    When your luck is out…

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