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Ben Chilwell slams VAR after Chelsea’s Champions League exit



Injured Chelsea fullback Ben Chilwell slammed VAR after seeing his teammates eliminated from the Champions League at Real Madrid.

The Blues were trailing 3-1 from the first-leg quarterfinal at Stamford Bridge, but had the scores locked at 3-3 at one stage last night.

Chelsea were in dreamland as Alonso notched a third in the 61st minute to give them a 3-0 lead, but VAR left them shattered and furious after claiming the Spaniard had handled the ball in the build-up in a major reprieve for Los Blancos.

The wing-back’s initial effort was blocked by Dani Carvajal, but as the ball ricocheted off Carvajal it clattered into Alonso’s hip, grazing his hand in the process.

The former Bolton Wanderers man thumped the ball into the top corner with his weaker right foot before charging off to celebrate – only to be devastated to see it ruled out.

With the goal ruled out the score was reverted back to 2-0 and 3-3 on aggregate. Real Madrid eventually won the tie, despite losing last night 2-3.

Team-mate Ben Chilwell has bemoaned the hand ball law after Alonso was denied.

The injured left-back took to social media to express his frustration at the decision, as he tweeted: “This hand ball rule…”

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