The English FA will investigate Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel following Sunday’s post-match comments about referee Anthony Taylor. The German was very angry with the officiating of referee Anthony Taylor especially after Harry Kane’s equaliser six minutes into stoppage time which earned Tottenham a dramatic 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel Blast EPL Referee Anthony Taylor
The former Paris St-Germain head coach suggested that Taylor should not referee Chelsea matches in future. According to him, he said: ”I can assure you that the whole dressing room of us, every person thinks that.”
Thomas Tuchel and his players were furious that Taylor failed to penalise Rodrigo Bentancur for a challenge on fellow midfielder Kai Havertz in the build-up to Spurs’ first goal which was an equaliser. The resulting melee led to face-to-face fury between the two managers which ended them both yellow cards.
But with tempers still running high, both men got involved in another spat at full-time and were sent off. However, the red cards do not trigger an automatic suspension, meaning both are almost certain to be in the dug-out for next weekend’s games.
The FA will review the video footage of the incident and look at the referee’s match report before deciding on any charges. There is also a right to reply for both managers before it finally goes to a commission.