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Lampard refutes Riley’s claims of just four VAR mistakes

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has refuted Mike Riley’s claims that VAR has made just four mistakes so far this season.

Referee chief Riley admitted on Thursday that the technology had made four mistakes during the opening four weekends of the new Premier League season, believed to be missed penalties for Manchester City and West Ham, the awarding of an offside goal for Newcastle and the failure to show Leicester’s Youri Tieleman’s a red card for a horror tackle against Bournemouth.

Despite Riley’s claims, Lampard has dismissed the number of mistakes and believes VAR has been responsible more than the admitted four after Chelsea were denied a penalty at Norwich last month.

“I won’t agree with four, because we had one at Norwich,” Lampard said at his pre-match press conference.

“All managers will have theirs but that was a clear penalty.

“I don’t think any intention is bad, they are trying to get everything right. We try to nail it down.

“It is here to stay and we want to get it as right as we can.”

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