Crucial Decision Made on Anthony Taylor Refereeing Chelsea Matches After Petition Was Launched

Crucial Decision Made on Anthony Taylor Refereeing Chelsea Matches After Petition Was Launched

  • More than 130,000 Chelsea fans have signed a petition demanding the banning of Anthony Taylor from refereeing their matches
  • The fans feel the 43-year-old Premier League referee has always shown open bias when officiating their matches
  • Taylor was the man in the middle of a storm during Chelsea's London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday

Premier League referee Anthony Taylor is reportedly expected to continue officiating Chelsea matches despite a petition being launched to stop him.

Taylor found himself on the receiving end following Sunday's controversial 2-2 draw between the Blues and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.

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Referee Anthony Taylor gestures during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Robin Jones.
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Both Chelsea fans and the club's boss, Thomas Tuchel, slammed Taylor after the London derby, claiming that the match official showed open bias against them.

According to the Daily Mail, Tuchel is being investigated by the Football Association for his remarks in which he appeared to question Taylor’s impartiality.

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The German boss went on to suggest that Taylor should not take charge of another Chelsea game after Sunday's display.

Anthony Taylor to continue refereeing Chelsea games

However, The Mirror reports that Taylor is set to continue officiating Chelsea matches despite sustained calls to have him banned.

According to the publication, the Professional Game Management Officials (PGMOL) are not expected to drop Taylor from Chelsea games.

Be that as it may, Taylor will not referee a Blues game in the near future, given that referees do not officiate the same team in a short space of time.

The 43-year-old is a FIFA-accredited referee and has officiated many big games since he joined the Premier League 12 years ago.

Kalidou Koulibaly scores wonderful first goal for Chelsea

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Sports Brief has also reported that Senegalese captain, Kalidou Koulibaly, has scored his first-ever Chelsea goal and his debut English Premier League goal to give Chelsea the lead in their home game against Tottenham.

The 31-year-old smashed home from a Marc Cucurella corner kick to give the Blues the lead in the 19th minute of the London derby.

In a video posted on social media, Koulibaly met the cross from Cucurella and half-volleyed it home.

Source: Sports Brief News