Eddie Howe reacts to two costly VAR decisions at Chelsea – He’s not held back & has one question…

Eddie Howe has been speaking to the press following today’s 1-0 defeat at Chelsea – and it’s fair to say he’s not a happy man, saying they “make a mockery of VAR.”

Officials at Stamford Bridge and Stockley Park let us down not once but twice this afternoon, refusing to punish Kai Havert’s elbow on Dan Burn with a deserved red card and ignoring a stone wall penalty after Trevoh Chalobah was clearly caught pulling Jacob Murphy’s shirt in the box.

Both decisions went against us and it was than man Havertz who had the last say, with the German scoring in the 89th minute to hand Chelsea the win.

Here’s what Howe told Sky Sports after the game, questioning why on earth VAR hasn’t advised the referee to look at the pull back on Murphy via the pitch-side monitor:

“It could have been a red (for Havertz), but I can’t look past the penalty.

“I’m hugely disappointed and don’t know how they have reached that decision.

“It’s a clear penalty.

“Jacob Murphy’s had his shirt ripped off his back near enough!’

“I can’t understand that it’s not been given, or the ref has not been asked to go to the monitor and review his decision, because, if he does, he realises he’s got it wrong!”

“That makes a mockery of VAR!”

Eddie is spot on. Why oh WHY was the referee not told to take a second look at both decisions?

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6 thoughts on “Eddie Howe reacts to two costly VAR decisions at Chelsea – He’s not held back & has one question…

  1. That VAR should be scrapped.The people that watch VAR must be blind.So too many times var has made the wrong decision.Its like what ever team they favour it goes their way?Corrupt. 😈 😈


  2. How can VAR and the Referee to give decision’s like that?
    Utter corruption or total incompetence, not sure which!
    Another top six club getting the decisions their way!


  3. Think it was let’s feel sorry for Chelsea day to much media and press towards them absolute disgrace


  4. Another case of top verses bottom . How many times has this happened just this season never mind before. It has to be stopped this can ruin big results that can save a club from relegation. It is in HD colour and numerous angles that don’t take a minute to see. Yet they still give blatant wrong decisions that are not mistakes. They are simply incompetent or there is another more dodgy reason for these decisions ie favouriteism etc. Is there not a governing body that can take these refs and var refs to order. Anyone not doing their job properly would be sacked or disciplined in any other place of work why aren’t these.


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