The Football Association are investigating Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel for his remarks following Sunday’s fiery clash against Tottenham in which he appeared to question referee Anthony Taylor’s impartiality.
Tuchel blasted Taylor’s performance suggesting the official should not take charge of a Chelsea match again after the controversial draw against Spurs.
Taylor has history of angering Chelsea with his decisions having issued more yellow cards per game to Blues players than those from any other team, shown big-game red cards to Reece James and Mateo Kovacic. On Sunday, Taylor decided to ignore Kai Havertz’s appeal for a foul after a Rodrigo Bentancur challenge preceded Spurs’ first equaliser, while the officials also overlooked Richarlison’s offside as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg equalised.
Spurs defender Cristian Romero pulling Marc Cucurella’s hair before Harry Kane scored a last-gasp leveller also infuriated Chelsea.
And after the game Tuchel said: ‘Tuchel said: ‘Today? Yes [I have more of a problem with the referee]. ‘Maybe that would be better [if he does not referee another Chelsea game]. I don’t think that [only] some of the fans think that [Taylor has made bad decisions against Chelsea].
‘Both [Spurs] goals should not stand and then it’s a fair result. I cannot coach but the referee can whistle the next game. Good.’ And Tuchel’s comments have now triggered an FA probe.