Chelsea trainer, Frank Lampard has dismissed the suggestion that his players should have 'appealed more' for a contentious penalty shout moment involving Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire and César Azpilicueta.
AllNews reports that Maguire held his opposite skipper down as Reece James swung in a dangerous cross for Chelsea into the United box from the right wing.
But neither the centre-referee, Martin Atkinson, nor the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) deemed the incident worthy enough to be checked genuinely for a penalty.
Lampard suggests that he felt that Azpilicueta should have been awarded a penalty and he added that he is 'surprised' at how 'quickly' VAR made its decision.
According to the tactician, VAR should have intervened to a greater extent.
Furthermore, the Englishman praised goalkeeper Edouard Mendy's performance on the evening.
"His performance was very good," Lampard said at his post-match press conference.
"He showed what he is there for and that is why we brought him in.
"I'm delighted with the saves today."
United and Chelsea played out a barren draw at Old Trafford in the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Azpilicueta has aired his thoughts that the decision could have gone either way but was surprised that referee, Atkinson didn't take a moment to review the decision.
"A good question," said the Chelsea star when asked whether he was fouled.
"On the pitch, I felt yes and I felt arms around my neck and shoulders.
"The referee can make the decision, the VAR is there [to help].
"In any situation, the referee takes the main decisions and the monitor is there for him to help.
"It was 50-50 so why not take 20 seconds to review it?
"I think VAR can improve a lot.
"It happens, it is football/
"I don't say every time there is contact there should be a penalty.
"In England, there is strong physical contact.
"In football and in the Premier League always we should seek improvement - it is not a criticism, we can all help together to make a better league."