3 Times Anthony Taylor Made Poor Decisions Against Chelsea
Anthony Taylor has been announced among the referees that will take charge of the games this weekend. He will be in charge of officiating the encounter between Brentford and Chelsea on Saturday.
In this post, we would be looking at three instances in which Anthony Taylor made a poor decision that resulted in Chelsea’s defeat.
1. Manchester United vs. Chelsea (February 18th, 2019):
Mitchy Batshuayi was kicked in the groin by Harry Maguire during the FA Cup fifth round match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. No Video Assistant Referee was present for the FA Cup match between Manchester United and Chelsea. The referee, Anthony Taylor, failed to perform a second review of the incident, and Harry Maguire was handed a yellow card as a result. With goals from Andrea Herrera and Paul Pogba, Manchester United was able to secure the victory with a 2-0 scoreline. After the match, Harry Maguire went on to say that he believed Mitchy Batshuayi was about to fall on him.
2. Chelsea vs. Liverpool (on the 28th of August in 2021):
Reece James was sent from the Premier League match against Liverpool earlier this season after handling the ball in the penalty area. Reece James attempted to clear the ball off the line with his chest, but was unable to do so due to an injury to his hand. It wasn’t on design; the referee didn’t waste any time in consulting the video assistant referee and eliminating the Englishman from the game.
Chelsea had a one-goal lead before the incident, but Liverpool equalized through Mohamed Salah’s penalty kick, and Chelsea was knocked out of the Champions League with a loss.
3. Chelsea vs. Arsenal (on the 1st of August, 2020):
Chelsea were reduced to 10 men for the FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium following the suspension of Mateo Kovacic.
Despite the fact that the Croatian midfielder did not commit a foul, with Granit Xhaka being the primary offender, Anthony Taylor removed Kovacic from the game. Chelsea had a one-goal lead before the incident, but Arsenal rallied to score two goals, both of which were scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, in the final five minutes.
Chelsea will host Brentford on Saturday, and any erroneous decisions made against them could result in a loss to the Premier League’s newest members of the squad.