Some weeks ago, the Blues had a goal by Romelu Lukaku disallowed for offside in the EFL Carabao Cup final against Liverpool because of offside. Obviously, the Chelsea supporters were not pleased with this particular incident.
The following are the reasons why Chelsea's goal against Liverpool should have been upheld.
For our case study, we will use Liverpool's victory over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup quarter-finals as an example.
Liverpool defeated Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. However, there was an incident that sparked a firestorm on social media platforms.
The occurrence in question.
Diogo Jota scored a controversial goal in the 78th minute to give the visitors the lead. Many pundits believed that he was on the wrong side of the field, while others believed that he was on the right side.
If you look at the photo above, you will notice that he is slightly offside. However, the video assistant referee (VAR) determined that the Liverpool forward was onside.
Let's take a look at an incident that is nearly identical.
The goal scored by Chelsea against Liverpool in the EFL Cup final, which was ruled out for offside, is depicted in the photo above. If you look at the photo above, you will notice that it is very similar to the goal that Liverpool has.
Let's take a look at the joint photo to gain a better understanding of the situation.
The similarities between these two incidents can be seen by looking at the joint photo of the two incidents. And if you look closely at the photograph, you will notice that Chelsea's goal was slightly onside when compared to Liverpool's.
The goal scored by Liverpool should have counted, and I believe that Chelsea's goal should have counted as well, because if we apply the same rule that was applied to Liverpool's goal, Chelsea's goal should have counted as well.
For the sake of conclusion, we hope that the VAR will continue to be consistent in the future.
Do you believe that Chelsea's goal should have been allowed to stand?