Referee Anthony Taylor has been appointed to officiate Chelsea vs Manchester United this coming week despite a petiton signed to ban him from officiating Chelsea matchs during 1-1 draw at Liverpool earlier in the season.
Furious Chelsea fans have once again counted up how many ‘wrong decisions’ Anthony Taylor makes following Reece James’ red card vs Liverpool.
Here is a thread of all bad decisions by Anthony Taylor that went against Chelsea in the past premier League matches:
Controversial James red card
Chelsea defender Reece James received matching orders at Anfield after it appeared as if he had blocked the ball using his hand.
Taylor eventually checked the incident on the pitch-side monitor with the assistance of VAR and ultimately decided that James should be dismissed with Liverpool duly bagging a spot-kick.
James received his marching orders with the Blues 1-0 up after being judged to have handled the ball to prevent a goalscoring opportunity.
The 21-year-old looked shocked at the decision and Mohamed Salah scored the following penalty. It didn’t see Chelsea lose the game and it ended 1-1.
The FA cup dramas
Taylor refereed the 2020 FA Cup final which Chelsea lost to Arsenal, following a harsh sending off for Mateo Kovacic.
Gunners goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez looked to handle the ball outside his area but that went unpunished in the same match.
Some incidents in the below thread go as far back as 2014, meaning there’s seven years worth of bad blood.
Following the FA Cup between Chelsea and Arsenal, Former club captain John Terry was aggrieved with Kovacic’s sending off and thought that Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin should have been punished for a foul before Aubameyang’s second goal.