- Anthony Taylor sent Mateo Kovacic off and had a nightmare as he gave Chelsea almost no calls throughout the game.
- Lampard admitted that his team didn't perform the best that they could, but the officiating did not help the Blues.
- He adds that the penalty awarded to Arsenal was fair but the sending off was an incorrect decision.
Lampard told the media after the FA Cup final loss (via Goal): "We had a great start, control of the game but at that point, we started getting sloppy and not ramming it home.
"We got slower in our game, changed the tone of it. Certain circumstances conspired against us in the game.
"I thought it was a penalty and it wasn't a sending off, that was pretty clear."
Anthony Taylor sent off Mateo Kovacic after handing out an underserved second yellow card to the midfielder. Moreover, he failed to notice Arsenal goalkeeper Martinez handling the ball outside the box and gave almost no decisions in Chelsea's favour.
While Lampard's management and the team's performance was off the mark tonight, the refereeing was even worse and things could have ended differently had Taylor not forgotten to attach his brain before he entered Wembley today!
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