Chelsea boss Frank Lampard claimed Manchester United have had a few VAR decisions work in their favour ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup semifinal.
The Blues have had three defeats from three meetings against Manchester United this season; two in the Premier League and one in the League Cup.
These results were not without controversies, however. Particularly Manchester United’s victory at Stamford Bridge in February.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men grabbed a 2-0 win, thanks to Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire’s goals.
In that game, Chelsea had two goals; by Kurt Zouma and Olivier Giroud, ruled out by VAR, while Maguire also escaped a red card after what appeared to be a kick out at Michy Batshuayi.
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Lampard told the Telegraph: “It would be nice if VAR worked in our favour in this one, I would guess.
“The confusing thing about some of the recent ones, and the one on Thursday night [at Crystal Palace], is that it’s a very clear and obvious decision that was wrong and didn’t get reviewed and changed.
“A few of those have happened and that is strange.
“I would like to think that with VAR you have to be level-headed. Some might go against you or not, but we seem to be in a period where, in terms of Manchester United, they’ve got a few in their favour.”
About the opportunity of getting a revenge at Wembley, Lampard said: “I’m not into revenge and all these kinds of things.
“I just want to win the game that is in front of us against a very good team.”