Chelsea manager Antonio Conte calls for more use of VAR after Alvaro Morata’s goal was ruled out for offside in Manchester United defeat

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte called for increased use of VAR after a late effort by Alvaro Morata was disallowed for an incorrect offside decision, condemning his team to defeat by Manchester United.

‘I must be honest, I didn’t see the situation, but if you’re telling me Alvaro Morata wasn’t offside, I think VAR is very important, especially in England,’ he said.

‘There are a lot of moments in the game where there are things to super-check.

‘I think the draw was the fair result for this game. But we are talking about a defeat and that’s all.’

It was a loss that left Chelsea out of the four Champions League places following Tottenham’s win earlier on at Crystal Palace.

‘We know there is a battle and it will be difficult to find a place in the Champions League,’ Conte said.

‘We had to be more clinical, instead we kept the game open, and the opponent made us pay. Manchester United are a great team, and we must be disappointed, because I repeat today, we could have done better.’

Chelsea are now two points behind fourth-placed Spurs and face a difficult next fixture away to leaders Manchester City.

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