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Chelsea villain to officiate Chelsea vs. Liverpool opener



Chelsea villain to officiate Chelsea vs. Liverpool opener

Just when Mauricio Pochettino is starting to get life at the Stamford Bridge into a smooth transition from last season’s disaster, Chelsea vs. Liverpool game at the weekend could set the pace for the Blues’ season going forward.

The premier league banger could steal all the headlines on the weekend as alleged Chelsea villain, Anthony Taylor is set to take reins of officiation.

Ahead of the weekend, the officiating members for the first premier league games have been unveiled by the Premier League and it has been confirmed that Anthony Taylor will take charge of the match between Chelsea and Liverpool.

The clash is set to unfold between the two giants at West London on 13 August at 4:30pm at Stamford Bridge, Fulham.

Anthony Taylor has seen his officiation of games marred by controversies with Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp famous for having tough times with the English referee in his time at Liverpool.

Last season, the German was sent off by Anthony Taylor during Liverpool’s 1-0 win against Manchester City at Anfield, in a game where Mohamed Salah netted a crucial winner against the eventual champions.

Jurgen Klopp however is not the only manager who has had a running with Taylor.

Taylor was in the headlines for his game in the Europa League final which was heavily criticized by AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea fans have often times taken to social media to criticize the referee for games that have gone sour for the Blue half of London.

The weekend games will see Craig Pawson lead the charge in the premier league curtain raiser between Burnley and Manchester City on Friday, 11th August.

Whilst the likes of Michael Owen, Peter Bankes, David Coote, Stuart Attwell, John Brooks, Andy Madley will be officiating matches taking place on Saturday.

On Sunday however, Robert Jones will be the referee in the mini-London derby between Brentford and Tottenham Hotspur before Taylor takes the reins of Chelsea vs Liverpool.

Rounding off the opening fixtures, Simon Hooper takes on Monday night’s hostilities between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.