Frank Lampard admits he feels for Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder after the Blades missed out on a goal following a goal line technology incident earlier this week.
Aston Villa will be counting their lucky stars after scraping a point against Sheffield United thanks to a VAR blunder but may not be so lucky when they welcome Chelsea this weekend.
Lampard said: “I would have done, and I feel for Sheffield United and Chris Wilder, because emotions rightly would have been running very high because of what is at stake.
“And I also have sympathy for the referee on the pitch.
“It’s something we all pretty much take for granted that it works.
“I think it was a difficult situation, clearly in future we have to make sure VAR is across it. And make doubly sure, because VAR has to be there to back up decisions.
“You would have thought this one was clear cut but now we realise it isn’t, and I feel sorry for Sheffield United.
“In terms of the games, I really enjoyed it, it was great to have football back.
“Great viewing for us all, we’ve all missed it. Quality teams playing and more to come.”
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Aston Villa are just one point from safety and will be hoping home advantage will play a part even without the fans.
Chelsea sit three points above Man United in 4th as the race for Europe hots up in the Premier League.
When & where?
The match will take place on Sunday (June 21) at Villa Park.
The game will kick-off at 4:15pm.
Is it on TV?
Yes. You can watch live coverage of the match on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier…