Frank Lampard – I Don’t Need to Speak Callum Hudson-Odoi about Burnley Dive


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has insisted that he does not need to speak Callum Hudson-Odoi about the dive incident that occurred during the game against Burnley.

Callum Hudson-Odoi was first awarded a penalty for going down in the box before VAR cancelled it and the winger was booked for diving.

However, Frank Lampard noted that he no need to speak to the England International as he’s adamant he didn’t dive. 

When asked what he had said to Hudson-Odoi, Lampard said: “Nothing, I’ve said nothing. I didn’t feel the need to.”

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“I asked him on the day of the game, straight afterwards, after my press, he said he got a touch.

“Clearly when you see it back from behind he gets a hand on his back. I know it’s light. I’m not saying it’s a definite penalty but it’s not (a dive).

I’m not sure if Sean had maybe watched it back and all the angles when he spoke because it wasn’t a dive as such.

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“If that becomes a dive you will start analysing every bit of contact. Was that enough to put (Burnley striker) Ashley Barnes on the floor or not? Was that enough for Callum to go down or not? That is the game, those are the grey areas. It was nowhere near a clear cut issue.”

Chelsea’s weekend win in the north-west secured a seventh successive victory in all competitions.

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