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CHE v BRE: 3 Times Anthony Taylor's Decision Has Affected Chelsea's Game Negatively In The Past.

Chelsea fans have been waiting in anticipation for the Premier League to get back to full activity after an arduous but interesting time-out of International football. However, their return to Premier League football comes with the dreaded news that Anthony Taylor, would be the mediator in their clash against Brentford on Saturday.

Recall that these Chelsea fans started a petition to get Anthony Taylor banned from ever refereeing their matches after he sent off Reece James and gave Liverpool a penalty during their clash some seven weeks back at Anfield.

But what's the fuss all about? Surely he is not the first referee to make a daunting decision that fans may seem not to agree with? So with research into the past, it seems this name hurt seed and according to history, he is quite notorious for making decisions recurrently that ends up affecting Chelsea's game somewhat negatively.

With that, let's take a look at Some instances where the Chelsea "boogeyman" has made decisions that cost them dearly. Well Apart from Reece James' Liverpool sending off, we have in no particular order;

1. Chelsea Vs Southampton (2014)

Back then in the days of Yokohama tyres, Taylor gave Cesc Fabregas a yellow card to the grievance and dismay of the players, coach, and fans who thought they should have been awarded a penalty after the Spaniard went down under Matt Targett's challenge only to be booked for diving.

It was reported that Taylor later apologised for the alleged 'mistake', but the decision had harmed already as Chelsea went on to draw the match 1-1 in a game they probably would have won.

2. Arsenal v Chelsea FA Cup Final 2020

Chelsea was a victim of another bizarre Anthony Taylor decision once again which cost them the FA cup title that season as they lost to Arsenal following a very harsh sending off for Midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

The red card was bizarre in the sense that, the Croatian went in for a challenge with Arsenal's Granit Xhaka whilst adhering to standard football rules of tackling, no high foot or studs showing. Instead, he got a step on from Xhaka, but he is sent off by Taylor. The decision was a subject of scrutiny for a while especially on Twitter and it has aggravated fans and the players themselves since then.

Arsenal v Chelsea FA Cup Final 2017

In May 2017, Sanchez then of Arsenal scored a goal of high controversy after he ought to be penalised for a handball in the build-up to the goal which gave Arsenal an early lead over Chelsea.

Though the goal was ruled out by the linesman with Ramsey deemed to occur offside, Anthony Taylor ignored the handball and reversed the call. He also sent Victor Moses off for alleged diving in the box which in the end cost Chelsea another FA cup title.

There are more occasions, but these are the ones that have cost Chelsea the most in recent times. If such of these repeat itself in today's game, probably that petition could rise.

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