Thomas Tuchel claims Chelsea are concerned when Anthony Taylor officiates games

Harry Kane’s late equalizer relegated the Blues to a 2-2 draw but Tuchel did not believe that or Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s opening goal should have stood due to fouls before they were granted.

Immediately after the match, Tuchel was sent off after his spat with Spurs manager Antonio Conte but appeared angrier with the referee than his counterpart when he met the media.

“Maybe it would be better, maybe it would be better [if he didn’t referee Chelsea games]“said Tuchel at Stamford Bridge.

“But honestly we also have VAR, to help make the right decisions. Since when can players get their hair pulled out, since when is that? And if he doesn’t see it, I don’t blame him – I have not seen it.

“But we have people at VAR who check that and then you see it. And how can it not be a free kick and then a red card? How?

“It doesn’t even have to do with the referee in this case. If he doesn’t see something, that’s why we have people to check whether it’s a decisive error or not.

When told that some Chelsea fans feared Taylor would referee Chelsea games, Tuchel suggested his players had a similar opinion.

He said: “I don’t think only some fans think that. I can assure you that the whole dressing room of us, every person, thinks that. I don’t understand how the first goal is not offside and I don’t understand when one player is far-fetched the other player stays on the field.

“Pulling someone else’s hair, staying on the field and attacking the last corner. It’s for me without any explanation and I don’t want to accept it. The two goals shouldn’t last and it’s a fair result because we were brilliant, deserved to win. It’s my point of view. »

The Chelsea boss was also unimpressed to learn he won’t be able to be on the sidelines for Chelsea’s trip to face Leeds.

Tensions were high between the managers throughout the game

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“So good – I can’t coach but the referee can whistle the next game,” Tuchel commented sarcastically.

Despite his obvious frustrations, the Chelsea boss was relatively calm when discussing his confrontations with Conte.

The pair faced off after Tottenham’s first equalizer and then again after the full-time whistle as they shook hands, but Tuchel insisted there was no problem between him and the Italian.

“It’s like two players who fought a bit on the pitch and nothing happens,” Tuchel said. “Nobody gets hurt and the players, if you have a hard or fair tackle, if you’re not going to apologize, it’s not necessary.

“It’s Premier League football and both managers got involved today because we were both fighting for our teams. That was it, no one was insulted, no one was hurt, “We didn’t have a fight over something. For me, that’s okay. It was part of it today and it was boiling of course and it featured us. Both nothing wrong.”

He added: “I don’t have any bad feelings and I’m sure he won’t. We fought for our teams and it happens.

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