Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has slammed Anthony Taylor following the referee’s decision not to give a clear foul during the Blues’ 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur . During the dying embers of a tense affair between the two sides on August 14, Spurs won a series of corner.
Tottenham’s Christian Romero was seen pulling Blues new signing Marc Cucurella to the ground by his hair. Despite this, neither Anthony Taylor nor VAR intervened, with Spurs going on to score from a resulting corner through a Harry Kane header to make it 2-2.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel was furious as both the German tactician and Tottenham manager Antonio Conte clashed following the final whistle. Silva appears to be angered by the referee’s lack of action, writing on his Instagram story:
“Haven’t you seen this? No way. Is hair pulling allowed?”
The two London rivals played out one of the fiercest Premier League matches of recent times with duels both on and off the pitch. Chelsea’s new centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly gave the Stamford Bridge side the lead in the first-half.
Pierre-Emile Hojberg grabbed an equalizer in the second-half. This followed another contreversial decision from Anthony Taylor to not give a foul over Kai Havertz being tackled by Rodrigo Bentancur. Tuchel’s went 2-1 ahead in the 77th minute through Reece James’ strike but Kane pulled back a dramatic equalizer right at the death.