BEN Mee was left rueing his and Burnley's luck at Chelsea with VAR again the hot topic. 

The Clarets skipper was adjudged offside in the build-up to what would have been an opening goal for Jeff Hendrick, the game later unravelling into a 3-0 reverse at Stamford Bridge.

Mee also saw a header cleared off the line by Ross Barkley in the first period as Sean Dyche’s side slipped to a fourth straight Premier League defeat.

The implementation of the offside rule under VAR has come under plenty of criticism but Mee had few complaints post-match on Saturday.

“I was just unlucky, if it’s offside, it’s offside,” said the captain.

“I gambled and went early and hoped someone dropped in with me. It was a close one. We had one last week with the heel, it is what it is. It’s not someone’s decision. Offside is offside.

“The header he’s shinned off the line which is disappointing because I thought I’d scored.

“If we get a goal there it’s a different game. You need things to go for you, especially at these big places, big clubs, but things just went against us.”

On closer inspection the drawing of the ‘offside’ line on the VAR freeze frame used in the run up to Hendrick putting the ball in the net appeared to be incorrectly placed as it went through the body of Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham.

“With those tight decisions you need to know it’s on the kick of the football,” said Mee.

“Is it when it leaves his foot? Is it when he touches it? We’re guessing when the still frame should be.

“If you’re going to look at the fine little margins like that you’re going to have to look at the fine little margins when he makes contact with the ball.

“Something needs to happen with that. Obviously it’s disappointing but hey ho.”

The 30-year-old was more frustrated by the award of Chelsea’s first half penalty, feeling Willian was already going to ground when there was contract from a rash Matt Lowton challenge.

Jorginho did the rest from the spot with Abraham making it 2-0 after a Nick Pope error before Callum Hudson-Odoi put the result beyond doubt early in the second half.

“The penalty, for me, he’s already going down before he even gets touched,” Mee said.

“That’s what VAR is there for, to have a look at it. The referee wasn’t sure, he gave it and wanted to have a look and they’ve seen it.

“If little things like that go against you here it’s going to be a difficult afternoon.

“Obviously the second one, I think it’s just taken an odd bounce for Popey. It’s just little fine things like that and we didn’t have enough.”

Mee is prepared to give VAR time though and hopes the issues can be worked through in the long run.

“Some of the things that have gone on have been ridiculous and the stopping and starting of the games takes a bit of energy out of it and excitement out of it I guess,” he said.

“But I think it’s still in the early stages of the process and hopefully this season we’ll get it right and next season it will be a lot better.

“For definite things it’s good I think. I like the goal-line technology and the offside thing just needs a bit of work I think.

“Hopefully this year they’ll have a look at it and get it right."