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Thomas Tuchel responds to Chelsea fan’s petition against Anthony Taylor

Thomas Tuchel responds to Chelsea fan’s petition against Anthony Taylor

Brentford vs Chelsea

Chelsea will be back in Premier League action later today.

The Blues will face off with Brentford in Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off.

Chelsea head into the game having enjoyed an excellent start to the 2021/22 campaign.

Granted, they would be dealt their first league loss of the season at the hands of Manchester City shortly before the October international break.

However, Thomas Tuchel’s side were still able to top the league table heading into the break thanks to Liverpool, who are the only side unbeaten in the PL this term, drawing three games.

And with Chelsea now set for a much, on paper, kinder run of games, it is expected that the Londoners will remain around the title picture for some time.

Brentford, though, are not expected to be a pushover. The Bees have enjoyed a fine start to their first-ever Premier League campaign, winning three, drawing three and losing one of their first seven ties – beating Arsenal and drawing with Liverpool in the process.

Tuchel responds to Chelsea fan’s petition

Ahead of the game, Chelsea fans have been signing a petition to stop Anthony Taylor from reffing their match against Brentford on Saturday.

The petition is said to have been signed by over 80,000 Chelsea fans in an attempt to stop Taylor officiating the club’s matches.

Part of the petition said this about Taylor:

“It is evident that this man has a strong agenda against the institution that is Chelsea FC. For example, he has sent off players for no reason and jeopardised our results. “We strongly believe this should be investigated and Anthony should be banned from officiating Chelsea games.”

And now, ahead of the Brentford game, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been asked about the petition in question.

The German, however, insisted that he trusts Anthony Taylor to try and have the best performance against the Bees:

“That helped?. I trust in the referees and I trust in Anthony Taylor that he will try to have the best performance tomorrow.

“We in Cobham, here in the club, cannot get lost in the ideas that there’s something behind it. We have to make ourselves free from this and do what we need to do to be able to win this match.

“Do we need a top referee? Yes. Do we need good decisions from VAR or no decisions from VAR? Yes. Do we need luck? Yes. And hopefully, we can turn things around with Anthony Taylor.”

When asked if he had signed the petition, Tuchel responded:

“I have not, no.”

Quotes via Goal.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 14 27 33
2 Manchester City 14 21 32
3 Liverpool FC 14 31 31
4 West Ham United 14 8 24
5 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 0 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 0 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 -2 19
10 Leicester City 14 -3 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
12 Brentford FC 14 -2 16
13 Aston Villa 14 -4 16
14 Everton FC 14 -7 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 14 -7 13
18 Burnley FC 13 -6 10
19 Norwich City 14 -20 10
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4