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IT’S OFFICIAL Why the referee enraged Chelsea at Brentford Blues supporters after fans tried to be officially BANNED last month?

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ANTHONY TAYLOR will lead Chelsea’s Premier League game against Brentford on Saturday.

And blues fans are far from impressed that the Englishman will lead the game.

Chelsea are making the short trip to league newcomer Brentford, who has got off to a flying start.

The Bees have impressively taken ten points from Arsenal, West Ham, Wolves and Liverpool.

Saturday’s game takes place just weeks after Chelsea fans launched a petition to ban Taylor from refereing their games.

The official sent Reece James controversially for a hanball on the goal line and awarded Liverpool a penalty in the 1-1 draw at Anfield in August.

Football.London highlighted a list of occasions on which Taylor has outraged Chelsea.

We take a look at the incidents below …

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Despite Chelsea taking a point on Anfield, James’ dismissal sparked debate.

A scramble in the penalty area fell to Sadio Mane, who pushed the ball towards the goal.

The ball hit James’ leg – who was on the goal line – and hit his arm.

Chelsea removed the threat and the game continued shortly before the VAR stepped in.

Taylor walked over to the monitor, looked at a still of the ball that hit James’ arm, and he awarded a penalty and red card.

The official did not observe the setup where the ball hit James’ leg before it hit his arm, but still gave a red card.

Chelsea faced Southampton in 2014 when Cesc Fabregas was knocked down in the penalty area.

Taylor forgave no penalty and instead booked the Spaniard for diving.

He later apologized, with Chelsea drawing the game 1-1 and losing two points.

In 2019, then-Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga turned into a WWE wrestler when he gave Marcos Alonso a fly-kick.

Taylor somehow decided that Alonso was the man responsible for the collision and Spurs was awarded a free kick.

VAR overturned the decision, but how Taylor came to his original conclusion has been reviewed.

Gary Neville in the Sky Sports commentary said: “That was a penalty. Gazzaniga misses the ball and just rattles on Alonso it looked like to me.

“There was a foul against Alonso, I don’t know how that could be.

“You are looking at it carefully. It’s ridiculous, it’s an attack.

“I never had a doubt it was a penalty. WWE, it was inconsiderate from the goalkeeper.”

Willian shot away the penalty and Chelsea won the game 2-0.

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