This weekend is Liverpool v Chelsea. The two sides are joint second in the league after two games with the same amount of goals scored. Who will referee Liverpool v Chelsea? Anthony Taylor. Some fans are shocked and gutted about the news.
Liverpool v Chelsea preview
This is one of those early potential title deciders.
Someone’s 100% record has to go.
Liverpool have home advantage over Chelsea in this clash which has become to vitriolic in recent decades.
During the Jose Mourinho era we seemed to play Chelsea 10 times a season, constantly facing off against the West London side in cup competitions with Champions League affairs a regular occurrence.
The two fanbases absolutely hate each other.
It is a rivalry which runs deeper than football with the core of each fanbase representing two polar opposites in the country; the Scouse-not-English socialist Kopites vs the for-king-and-country mega-rich West London.
One thing we’ll be hoping for is that Kopites ditch that chant we have pulled out for Chelsea over the years.
The boss has spoken out against the homophobic song and hopefully his pleas haven’t fallen on deaf ears.
Anthony Taylor to referee Liverpool v Chelsea
It has been confirmed that Anthony Taylor will referee Liverpool v Chelsea this weekend.
Kopites have reacted in anguish at the news. Perhaps the general standard of refereeing in the country recently just has fans shell shocked.
On the face of it Taylor isn’t a bad appointment for the Reds.
He’s reffed Liverpool 44 times and awarded us 10 penalties in this time, more games and more penalties than any other Premier League club.