Sunday, October 25, 2020

"His performance was very good”

Edouard Mendy’s performance against Manchester United was a subject of praise from his Manager Frank Lampard.

The Former Rennes Goalie made two crucial saves to deny Marcus Rashford in different periods of the game.

Mendy has now kept three cleansheets in his first three games at Chelsea and Lampard couldn’t hide his satisfaction.

"His performance was very good. You rely on your goalkeepers in those moments in a tight game, not full of many chances," 

"Rashford's first chance was a mistake from us, the one at the end was a moment of quality from him. He showed us what he is there for.

"We brought him in for his quality. He showed great composure in the games he's played already and with the saves today in a tight you rely on them moments."

Lampard also thinks Maguire’s Challenge on Azpilicueta was a penalty all day long.

"It was a clear penalty. Clear penalty. I didn't see it from where I was standing at the time and I know it's a hard call for the referee on the pitch but that's why we brought VAR into the game," 

"VAR was very quick to dismiss it in my opinion. It should take time, the referee should watch the monitor. If he watches the monitor he has to give a penalty. It's very confusing in my opinion.

"Should referees consult monitor more frequently? I'm not sure. There's a frustration at the fact when something moves seemingly in the right direction, we're all pretty happy with referees going to the monitor.

"It happened a bit more at the start of the season. The players on the pitch should always say it and the referee should always take responsibility. We have that back to the referee with the monitor but for some reason we've come off that. I don't understand it.

"It was an easy decision, not a difficult one for the VAR to give anyway but the referee on the pitch should make the main call. Ask him to review it and if that happened today it would have been a penalty."

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