Frustrated Thomas Tuchel Reaps Referee Anthony Taylor Apart After Chelsea Split Points With Spurs

Frustrated Thomas Tuchel Reaps Referee Anthony Taylor Apart After Chelsea Split Points With Spurs

  • Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel did not hold back his anger following a 'dodgy' performance by referee Anthony Taylor
  • Referee Taylor waived off many potential fouls, which did not sit down well with the German tactician as his side shared the spoils with Tottenham
  • A last-minute strike by Harry Kane dashed the hopes of Chelsea from securing back-to-back victories in the ongoing 202-23 campaign

Thomas Tuchel aimed a dig at referee Anthony Taylor following Chelsea's intriguing stalemate with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, August 14.

Tuchel's Chelsea suffered a soccer punch at the death of their London derby with Tottenham as Harry Kane's last-gasp goal in a feisty encounter ensured the game ended in a 2-2 draw.

The blast of the whistle for the end of the fixture saw Tuchel and Conte locked in a heated fight which saw both managers seeing red - meaning the duo will miss their side's next Premier League encounter.

Read also

Spurs boss Antonio Conte sends late-night message to Thomas Tuchel after heated fight

Thomas Tuchel, Anthony Taylor, Chelsea, red card
Thomas Tuchel received a red card after Chelsea shared the spoils with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Photo by: @ChelseaFC/Twitter Robin Jones/Getty Images
Source: Twitter

Speaking at the post-match presser, the 48-year-old German tactician did not mince words to register his displeasure with the level of officiating by Anthony Taylor.

Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ find "Recommended for you" block and enjoy!

"We have some rules and I'm very surprised when a 50/50 challenge with Harry Kane and suddenly it's worth whistling because none of the players expected a free-kick and suddenly it's a free kick," Tuchel said as quoted by Football London.

The former Paris Saint-Germain coach questioned the number of times the referee waived off incidents which should have been whistled as fouls in favour of Chelsea.

"When Reece James did a tactical foul it was a yellow card, how many tactical fouls did Hojbjerg do today? What about the foul on Kai Havertz?"
Learning he will not be in the dugout for Chelsea's next league game against Leeds United, Tuchel remarked: "I cannot coach but the referee can whistle the next game?"

Read also

Three talking points from the Premier League weekend

Thomas Tuchel clash with Conte in heated debate after Chelsea share the spoils with Spurs

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that a video of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and his opposite number at Tottenham Hotspur Antonio locked in a heated argument has gone viral.

The two trainers clashed in a keenly-contested London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, August 13.

Both Tuchel and Conte supervised their sides to an opening day victory ahead of the biggest fixture in the Premier League over the weekend.

Source: Sports Brief News