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Lampard Blames VAR After Chelsea Defeat

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It’s no surprise, but Frank Lampard agrees with the majority of people who watched Monday’s match between Chelsea and Manchester United that VAR cost the Blues at least a point, if not all three points.

Harry Maguire should’ve been sent off for a kick to the groin of Michy Batshuayi, and VAR also missed the shove before the shove on Brandon Williams that negated a Chelsea equalizer in a 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge.

Here’s what Lampard had to say about both incidents:

“Decisions are crucial. Maguire should get a red. I think that is what VAR was brought in for. I think the Zouma one should have stood: Azpilicueta was shoved.

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Lampard Wants More From Young Chelsea Stars

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Football is finally back for Chelsea tomorrow night as they prepare to take on Manchester United in the Monday Night Football clash.

The Premier League clubs have experienced the first ever winter break over the last couple of weeks, meaning The Blues did not have a fixture last weekend and had the week off.

Frank Lampard and his players had a free week and many chose to go away and relax, before regrouping and starting training again at the start of this week.

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Lampard Lays Into Chelsea Players After Brighton Draw

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Frank Lampard has slammed his players after their 1-1 draw at by admitting they were ‘lucky not to lose’ at the Amex Stadium.

Cesar Azpilicueta’s goal after 10 minutes after Aaron Mooy had blocked Tammy Abraham’s initial effort appeared to have put the Blues on course for a third successive away Premier League victory following their wins at and over the festive period.

But Brighton came back into the game and piled on the pressure and were rewarded for their endeavours when Alireza Jahanbakhsh netted the equaliser with a spectacular overhead kick with six minutes remaining.

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Lamps Gives Chelsea Transfer Update

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Frank Lampard has hinted that Chelsea will look to improve their squad in the January transfer window. The Blues are looking to secure a top-four finish in Lampard’s first season in charge of the west London side.

Chelsea FC have been impressive on the road in the Premier League but the Blues have struggled in front of their home supporters at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard’s side are in fourth spot in the Premier League table in the race to finish in the Champions League places ahead of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

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Lampard Hints At January Transfers After Another Chelsea Defeat

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Frank Lampard has hinted that Chelsea’s stuttering home form could push him towards January recruitment.

Chelsea slipped to consecutive home Premier League defeats for the first time in eight years with the 2-0 loss to Southampton on Boxing Day.

Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond struck to sink the Blues, who suffered their sixth loss in 15 Stamford Bridge matches in all competitions this term.

Chelsea can make January additions after their FIFA transfer ban was lifted on appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and manager Lampard has conceded bolstering his squad remains in his thoughts.

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Champions League Probability

Chelsea could well find themselves on a collision course with Barcelona in the last-16 of the Champions League with that the most likely outcome from Monday’s draw.

A calculation of the probabilities of each pairing shows that Liverpool and Manchester City are most likely to face a trip to Madrid to play either Real or Atletico.

Tottenham, meanwhile, will be thrilled if they avoid the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain and pull out their most likely tie against Valencia.

The Twitter account LaLigaenDirecto, run by mathematics graduate Fran Martinez, has calculated the percentage chances of each club being drawn together in the last-16.

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Lampard Delighted With New-Look Chelsea’s Display

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was thrilled with how his side adapted to a switch in formation as they coasted to a 5-2 victory over Wolves at Molineux.

The return of Antonio Rudiger after injury prompted a change to three at the back which worked brilliantly as Chelsea defended impressively and scored three times in 10 minutes just after the half-hour mark to take control.

A Tammy Abraham double added to Fikayo Tomori’s astonishing opener and Abraham completed his treble after the break.

Wolves scored twice to get back into the game, only for Mason Mount to wrap up the Blues win in injury time.

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Most Valuable Players In World Football

The Football Observatory has updated their list of the most valuable players in the world and it has a very English flavor to it, with seven of the top 10 players either being English or they play in the Premier League.

That is a huge turnaround from even three years ago, when the list was dominated by La Liga stars.

The three most valuable players are all forwards: Kylian Mbappé (€252M), Mohammed Salah (€219M) and Raheem Sterling (€208M).

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Lampard Upset That Liverpool Had Two Extra Days To Prepare For Super Cup

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Frank Lampard has bemoaned Chelsea’s narrow UEFA Super Cup defeat by Liverpool on Wednesday night and expressed his unhappiness at the fact that Jurgen Klopp’s side had two extra days to prepare.

Chelsea were a far cry from the side who were humbled by a ruthless Manchester United on Sunday and for long spells looked the better side in Istanbul.

The match ultimately went down to the lottery of a shootout, and Lampard admitted it had been hard for his side to take the defeat but added that he had seen plenty of positives in the performance.

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Liverpool Win UEFA SuperCup On Penalties

Liverpool Win UEFA SuperCup For Fourth TIme

Liverpool won the Super Cup for the fourth time in their history by beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in Istanbul.

Goalkeeper Adrian kept out Tammy Abraham’s spot kick to secure victory for the Champions League winners.

Chelsea had taken the lead in the first half through Olivier Giroud’s clinical strike but Sadio Mane scored twice to give Liverpool the lead.

Jorginho’s spot-kick took the game to penalties, where Liverpool triumphed.

The win comes just two months after Jurgen Klopp won his first trophy as Liverpool boss when he led the Reds to a 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Champions League final.