Maguire should've been sent off: Lampard

Harry Maguire was a lucky fellow to be on the pitch, according to Frank Lampard.

Maguire was clearly the guilty party for kicking into Batshuayi for no reason on the touchline but the referee decided to ignore the action.

“Harry Maguire should have been sent off, that’s clear, and that obviously changes the game.

“[Cesar] Azpilicueta gets shoved [into Brandon Williams] so [Kurt Zouma’s] goal should stand. Giroud was a toenail offside and that one I understand. That’s the rule now.

“I don’t get why they aren’t looking at the monitor. It should be used.”

Lampard also bemoaned his side’s failure to turn the chances into goals.

“It was a tough night for Batshuayi,” Lampard said. “Strikers are judged on goals, it’s a fact.

“We need goals from forward areas and we haven’t had that this season. We can’t rely on Tammy Abraham all season. You get judged as an attacker on goals.”

“It’s tough to take on lots of levels, some footballing, some others. It’s football and it’s life. I’m not complaining about any work ethic from the lads, their heads are down in there. It’s a tough night for us.

“It’s not a 2-0 game. We have a feeling of Groundhog Day in the stadium. I don’t know how many shots we had but it was a lot. If we don’t score, you can’t win football games. They get clearer every week. We are fourth and the season starts here. People didn’t expect us to be fourth but we are.

“We are fourth because of some of the good stuff we have done and because of the nature of the league with everyone taking points off each other. I’m not soft, I can criticise the team. We can bemoan our luck sometimes, yes, but if we are not finishing chances we can’t win games. I feel like a broken record.”

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