By Daniel Davis For Mailonline
Published: 21:30 BST, 1 August 2020 | Updated: 23:56 BST, 1 August 2020
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has once again aired his frustration with VAR after Mateo Kovacic was controversially dismissed in the FA Cup final against Arsenal.
The 26-year-old received his second booking under the Wembley arch after challenging Granit Xhaka - but replays promptly revealed that there was barely contact made on his opponent.
Referee Anthony Taylor handed Kovacic his marching orders regardless, leaving the visibly frustrated Lampard to rue the bizarre rule that prevents VAR from reviewing yellow card offences.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has criticised VAR after the FA Cup final defeat against Arsenal
The technology was not able to intervene to overturn Mateo Kovacic's second yellow card
Chelsea got off to the perfect start in the all-London showdown through Christian Pulisic's audacious lob, but Arsenal hauled themselves back into the encounter after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired home from the penalty spot.
It was then that the momentum shifted in favour of Mikel Arteta's Europa League chasers. Kovacic had rightly been booked in the first half, but was left to trudge off the field at the empty ground on 73 minutes after a glaring mistake from the officials.
Aubameyang had netted his second goal to edge Arsenal into the lead, and Chelsea