Brentford will host Thomas Tuchel and his team at the Brentford Community Stadium on the 16th of October. After the international break, fans expect Thomas Frank and his team to give Chelsea a tough time. Note that Brentford, who just got a promotion to the EPL, has managed to take points against teams like Arsenal and Liverpool. Therefore, Chelsea will face a difficult team.
On the other hand, many Chelsea fans have always complained about the fact that Anthony Taylor will be the match referee against Brentford. Because of Chelsea's recent record under Anthony Taylor, there are doubts about how the game could. Therefore, this article will be talking about Chelsea's performance in their last 9 games where Anthony Taylor was the referee. Take a look!
1. Man Utd 4-0 Chelsea.
Photo: Manchester United players celebrating against Chelsea || Evening Standard
In 2019, Chelsea was thrashed by Manchester United at Old Trafford by 4-0. Anthony Taylor was the referee on this day.
2. Watford 1-2 Chelsea.
Photo: Anthony Taylor gives a penalty against Chelsea || Football London
In November 2019, Chelsea was hosted by Watford in a premier league tie. Chelsea won the game by 2-1, but the talking point of the game was the soft penalty that was awarded to Watford. Anthony Taylor was also the referee.
3. Tottenham 0-2 Chelsea.
Photo: Chelsea players celebrating || Twitter
Anthony Taylor was the match referee when this game was played in December 2019
4. Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United.
Photo: Giroud's Goal was ruled out for offside || The Sun
In February 2020, Anthony Taylor was in charge of the game between Chelsea and Manchester United at Old Trafford. During this match, there were several controversial decisions. Recall that Maguire escaped a red card for a foul on Batshuayi. Also, Kurt Zouma and Oliver Giroud's goals were ruled out during this game.
5. Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea.
Photo: Anthony Taylor shows Kovacic a Redcard || Independent
Anthony Taylor sent Kovacic off in Arsenal's 2-1 FA Cup win against Chelsea. The Croatian received a second yellow card during the 2020 FA CUP final.
6. Chelsea 1-3 Manchester City.
Photo: The Moment Rodri tripped Timo Werner || Video Screenshot
In January 2021, Anthony Taylor was also in charge when Manchester City thrashed Chelsea by 1-3 at Stamford Bridge. Note that during this match, Chelsea claimed that Timo Werner was tackled by Rodri, but Anthony Taylor waved play on.
7. Southampton 1-1 Chelsea.
Photo: Anthony Taylor || Skynews
In February 2021, Taylor was also the match referee. Note that a second-half penalty from Mason Mount secured a draw for Chelsea.
8. Manchester City 1-2 Chelsea.
Photo: Alonso VS Manchester City || Sports Mole
There was a lot of frustration in this game after three Chelsea goals were disallowed. Note this happened in May 2021.
9. Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea.
Photo: Recce James was shown a red card VS Liverpool || Evening Standard
Anthony Taylor showed Recce James a straight red card after he was found guilty of handling the ball with his hands. Well, the tempo of the game changed after the red card, and Chelsea defended all through the second half.
From the above statistics, Chelsea has won only 3 out of 9 games. They played two draws and lost 4 times. The controversies highlighted above further confirm why Chelsea fans are worried that Anthony Taylor is the match referee.
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