More trouble for Chelsea Manager, Tuchel, after red card and draw vs Tottenham
The FA has also launched an investigation into the comments he made regarding referee Anthony Taylor during his post-match press conference
Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, may be punished for two more offences after bagging a red card and dropping a point to Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The Blues took the lead twice but surrendered each of them to controversial goals attributed by the Chelsea boss and his players to biased officiating. by centre referee, Anthony Taylor.
Furious with centre referee, Anthony Taylor, after two decisions went against his side, Tuchel and his Tottenham counterpart, Anthonio Conte, had brushes twice - during and after the match which ended 2-2. The second incident earned both of them red card and suspension from their next fixtures.
But Thomas Tuchel could be handed additional sanctions by the Football Association for the second incident in which he refused to let go of Conte's hands after their handshake. The FA has also launched an investigation into the comments he made regarding referee Anthony Taylor during his post-match press conference.
Tuchel was adamant after the game that neither equaliser should have stood, with ref Taylor copping the flack.
Chelsea were furious that a foul on Kai Havertz in the lead-up to Spurs' first goal went unpunished, as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg slammed home a long-range strike to cancel out Kalidou Koulibaly's stunning opener. Cristian Romero was then seen to pull Chelsea's new signing Marc Cucurella to the ground by his hair inside the box - right in the view of Taylor - before Harry Kane nodded home a late leveller.
VAR official Mike Dean decided against a red card for Romero, leaving Tuchel incensed after the game. Asked if it was best if Taylor shouldn't referee Chelsea again, Tuchel replied: "Maybe it would be better.
"But honestly, we also have VAR to help make the right decisions. Since when can players be pulled at their hair? Since when is that? And if he does not see it, I don't blame him.
"I didn't see it, but we have people at VAR who check this and then you see it and then how can this not be a free-kick and how can it not be a red card? How?"
The German coach then suggested Taylor was working against his side, adding: "“I don’t think that just some of the fans think that: I can assure you that the whole dressing room of us, every person thinks that.
"You know the players, they know what’s going on when they are on the pitch. They know it." Quizzed whether Chelsea's players had concerns over Taylor officiating them, Tuchel replied: "Yeah, of course."