Thomas Tuchel's comments after Chelsea draw investigated by FA

FA launch investigation into Thomas Tuchel’s fiery comments questioning referee Anthony Taylor’s impartiality… with the Chelsea boss and Tottenham’s Antonio Conte set to learn TODAY if they face charges over touchline spat

  • Thomas Tuchel appeared to question referee Anthony Taylor’s impartiality 
  • German said Taylor should not take charge of another Chelsea match again 
  • Taylor ignored Kai Havertz’s appeal for a foul in build-up to Spurs’ first equaliser 
  • Cristian Romero pulled Marc Cucurella’s hair before Harry Kane’s last-gasp goal

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.

The FA have begun an investigation into Thomas Tuchel ‘s comments after Chelsea’s draw

Tuchel and Antonio Conte goaded each other with goal celebrations in the 2-2 stalemate

The pair then went to eyeball-to-eyeball at full-time as they shook hands at Stamford Bridge

A Harry Maguire stamp on Michy Batshuayi was also among a number of incidents the Blues feel he has ignored.

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].

Tuchel’s fury continued into his press conference, calling for Anthony Taylor never to referee his side again

‘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].

‘I can assure you that the whole dressing room, every single person thinks that. The players know what’s going on and they’re on the pitch. Of course [they are worried when he takes charge of one of our games].

‘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.’

Tuchel is also waiting to discover whether he and Spurs boss Antonio Conte face an FA charge

Taylor decided to ignore Kai Havertz’s appeal for a foul after a Rodrigo Bentancur challenge

And Tuchel’s comments have now triggered an FA probe.

Tuchel is also waiting to discover on Monday whether he and Spurs boss Antonio Conte face an FA charge for the heated exchanges that overshadowed Sunday’s clash.

The pair had to be separated on two occasions at Stamford Bridge, with both eventually being shown red cards by Taylor.

The FA will examine the referee’s report on Monday before deciding whether to open an investigation into the flashpoints.

Spurs defender Cristian Romero pulling Marc Cucurella’s hair before Harry Kane scored a last-gasp leveller




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