The Premier League have confirmed Anthony Taylor will be the referee for Chelsea’s trip to face Brentford on Saturday.
Interestingly, the Blues have endured a recent run of bad results when Taylor had officiated.
Here’s what Chelsea’s last five results have looked like, with Taylor enforcing the rules:
vs Manchester United (H) – Premier League – Chelsea lost 2-0.
vs Arsenal (A) – FA Cup final – Chelsea lost 2-1.
vs Manchester City (H) – Premier League – Chelsea lost 3-1.
vs Southampton (A) – Premier League – Chelsea draw 1-1.
vs Liverpool (A) – Premier League – Chelsea draw 1-1.
Meanwhile, over 80,000 Chelsea fans signed a petition to stop Taylor from refereeing Chelsea games after the 1-1 draw at Liverpool where he gave Reece James a red card and handed the Reds a penalty, according to Don Robbie on Twitter.
Well, the Premier League has made their stance on any fan petition clear.