Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is not happy with VAR in English football

VAR has been criticised by many teams and Pochettino calls it damage to the Premier League.

VAR is a trending topic in English football due to its history of making controversial decisions in Premier League games. Chelsea boss Pochettino speaks out on this matter and he feels VAR is damaging English football.

Chelsea were denied an injury-time winner at Aston Villa. They felt they had overturned a 2-0 half-time deficit when Axel Disasi crashed home a header only for it to be ruled out for a foul on Diego Carlos in the build-up.

Referee Craig Pawson was advised to check the pitchside monitor by VAR Christopher Kavanagh. Pochettino spoke to TNT Sports, “Everyone that was watching the game will feel disappointed,”

“Two different things the referee said it was a foul and disallowed the goal and then going to the VAR to confirm.

“The referee is unbelievable and it’s ridiculous. It is difficult to accept, these type of things in the semi-final [FA Cup against Man City] two weeks ago it was handball and it was no penalty, the referee he didn’t check it.

“It is painful as it has damaged English football and I think Villa players and their fans didn’t understand why the goal was disallowed.

“They said it was foul and if you see the challenge what happened if we go into every single challenge like this it is going to be a foul and we wouldn’t finish the game with 11 [players].

“We can talk about the performance or the decision – it is damaging the game.

“I am calm and it is only to help. Now, we have to move on and it will be in the headlines with the disallowed goal.”

Chelsea gained a point from Villa game and they still allowed Villa to boost their position on the fourth spot. Meanwhile, the Blues are still fighting for European qualification and it looks tough with each game.

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