EPL: Lampard speaks on Hudson-Odoi’s dive in 4-2 win over Burnley


ENGLAND – Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, defended Callum Hudson-Odoi over claims that he dived during their 4-2 win against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Hudson-Odoi was awarded a penalty for the visitors, but the decision was overturned by VAR, which resulted in a yellow card being shown to the England player for diving.

Speaking to the media after the match, Lampard hit out against claims from Burnley manager Sean Dyche, that Hudson-Odoi sought to deceive the referee.

“If I feel like it was a dive I would speak to Callum and say that’s not what we’re about.

“When you’re moving into the box at pace and cutting across defenders, whether VAR decides if it’s a penalty or not is one thing.

“I thought there was a lot of things going on in the game with people going down under no real contact. Their bench wanted everything that was happening.

“Ashley Barnes, every time he has a contest in the air he falls to ground to get a free-kick to stick it in the box,” Lampard said.

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