Why The VAR And Referee Were Wrong To Disallowed Reece James’ 25th Minute Goal
Fortunately, in the twenty-fifth (25th) minute of the game, Reece James put the ball into the net to give Chelsea FC the lead, only for the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) and referee to call for the cancellation of the goal due to a supposed offside call. It was said that Enzo Fernandez was in the offside position before Reece James scored the goal.
A critical examination of the incident shows that Ibrahima Konate’s foot kept the Chelsea FC’s midfielder, Enzo Fernandez onside and the goal should have stood. With the goalless draw, it implies that Chelsea FC has failed to score in four Premier League games played at Stamford Bridge this year, 2023.
The Blues could have won had Reece James’ goal was not disallowed and the goal scored by Kai Havertz had not been a handball.