Chelsea lovers were given an early kick in the tooth in advance of next weekend’s crunch healthy against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. Both aspects are going into the suit with wins from the hole weekend and two of the pinnacle 4 favourites will meet early on in the season at SW6.
The blow for Chelsea supporters is that Anthony Taylor, in all likelihood the least famous figure on a matchday, has been appointed as the referee for the game, and he has a history of infuriating Blues enthusiasts. Last season Taylor officiated Thomas Tuchel’s facet as they drew 1-1 at Anfield on matchday of the league season, and he sent off Reece James for handball before halftime
That turned into simply one example in which Chelsea fanatics have felt tough executed with the aid of due to Taylor. The forty three-year-old also despatched off Mateo Kovacic inside the 2020 FA Cup very last with a harsh selection, ignored Emi Martinez’s handball outside the container within the equal recreation, and failed to deliver a handball call in opposition to Alexis Sanchez as he went on to attain within the 2017 very last, as well as giving a freekick against Chelsea for a kung-fu venture on Marcos Alonso in 2019 in opposition to Tottenham.
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It’s fair to say that Chelsea lovers surely are not too thrilled with Taylor’s appointment for this type of big game, and Mike Dean’s function on VAR has made them simply as indignant and worried. The notorious referee retired from match officiating closing yr however continues to be operating as a dedicated VAR assistant this season.
Here’s how the declaration went down on Twitter:
@willreyner: Literally the worst aggregate ffs
@ejcball: We’re finished
@finnian1969: Well thats it then. 22 penalties for Spurs and we’ll have 5 gamers crimson carded… looked after!!!
@Fabian_cfc: If we beat this mixture wallahi we are winning the league.
@anhonestcfcfan: Day ruined.
@SXFateFN: Regret getting a ticket now
@Stanford_CFC: I see trouble looming
@Quekupac_: Chelsea lose in advance
@kundam_kenny: What a depraved ref. That guy has precipitated Chelsea more harm than appropriate. It’s apparent they desired Chelsea to sink.
@CFCPys: It receives even worse for Chelsea.. Mike Dean is on VAR duty.
@CFCDUBois: Mr Boehly pay. Pay and don’t talk.
@TheBeardedRauI: Congratulations @SpursOfficial
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