The Football Association is investigating the case of Thomas Tuchel Statements about Anthony Taylor After the Chelsea coach suggested to the referee that he not run his team’s matches anymore.
Tuchel, who is already likely to be suspended for one match after his extraordinary clash on the touchline over Antonio Conte’s handshake at the end of Chelsea drew 2-2 with Tottenham On Sunday, he faces the prospect of further disciplinary action by questioning Taylor’s impartiality.
The German was furious after two Spurs goals were allowed to stand in controversial circumstances and did not back down from his criticism of the refereeing. Tuchel said that “the whole dressing room” had a problem with Taylor, who has a history of anger Chelsea his decisions. He continued to question whether the 43-year-old should be barred from taking charge of the club’s matches.
The comments by Tuchel, who is also waiting to see if he and Conte will be charged after they received red cards, come less than a year after more than 80,000 Chelsea fans signed a petition calling for Taylor to be removed from the tournament. their club equipment.
The official showed Chelsea players more yellow cards than any other team. He also showed Reese James and Mateo Kovacic red cards and was criticized for failing to penalize Manchester United’s Harry Maguire for an apparent stamp on Michy Batshuayi in February 2020.
This date bleeds into Sunday’s game. Tuchel’s first eruption came when Taylor decided not to penalize Rodrigo Bentancourt on Kai Havertz in preparation for Pierre-Emile Hojberg making the score 1-1 midway through the second half. He also said the goal should have been ruled out for offside against Richarlison.
However, Video Assistant Referee Mike Dean decided that the Tottenham striker did not interfere with play and that his positioning did not affect Edward Mendy’s ability to save Hogberg’s shot.
Tuchel complained that Havertz was not awarded a free kick and then clashed with Conte on the touchline. The managers had to be dismantled and then the reservations received.
The fourth official later spoke to Tuchel after he defeated the touchline to celebrate James who put Chelsea 2-1 ahead. The atmosphere on the touchline was intense and Chelsea were upset when, before the corner kick that leveled Harry Kane in the sixth minute of extra time, he did not order Dean Taylor to send off Tottenham centre-back Christian Romero to pull Mark Cucurella’s hair.
Taylor did not see the incident in real time and it was Dean’s opinion that Romero had not committed the red card offense. The Argentine will not face retroactive measures from the Football Association.
However, Tuchel has a case to answer after his comments about Taylor. He was told that Chelsea fans had historical complaints about Taylor. “I don’t think only some fans think that,” he said. “I can assure you that the entire dressing room, everyone thinks so.
“I can’t understand how the first goal is not offside. And I can’t understand since when players can pull other people’s hair and stay on the field and attack in the last corner.”
Tuchel, who said his players were concerned about Taylor, was asked if the referee should be removed from Chelsea. “Maybe that would be better,” he said. “Maybe it’s better but we also have VAR technology to help make the right decisions.”
Tuchel has highlighted his confrontation with Conte, but is expected to miss Sunday’s trip to Leeds after his red card. “I can’t train but the referee can blow the whistle in the next match,” he said. “Good.”
Conte, who has played down the controversy, faces the possibility of being suspended for Tottenham’s home game against Wolverhampton. The Italian player took another criticism on social media at Tuchel for skipping the Spurs bench and landing on the touchline to celebrate James who put Chelsea ahead 2-1. “Lucky I didn’t see you… well deserved your trip…” he wrote on Instagram.