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Taylor was the subject of criticism from fans on social media throughout the match, but one decision in particular irked the Chelsea defender.
Silva took to Instagram and uploaded a picture of the moment Spurs defender Cristian Romero pulled Chelsea new boy Marc Cucurella’s hair in the penalty area before a corner.
The Brazilian wrote: “Haven't you seen this??? No way. Can you pull hair out?”
Romero got away with the clear pull of the hair and Harry Kane managed to glance a header into the net moments later, salvaging a 2-2 draw for the visitors.
After the match, a video of Taylor’s past decisions against Chelsea has resurfaced, with many fans signing a petition that was set up to prevent Taylor being in charge of a Chelsea game in the future.
Blues defender Reece James showed his discontent over Taylor’s performance whilst speaking to Match of the Day 2.
He said: “There were two arguable goals for them. I think the referees and the fourth official need to look back on them. It's frustrating for us when you deserve to win the game.
“I don't know what they [the officials] were looking at, but we have to take the positives from the game. We were all over them throughout the game.”
🟥 Red Card Offence— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 15, 2022
Dermot Gallagher says VAR should have advised Anthony Taylor to take a look at the Marc Cucurella hair pulling incident as it was a red card offence by Cristian Romero.
Tottenham went onto score from the resulting corner from the incident. 😬 pic.twitter.com/ecDKxvE6lq
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel did not hold back in his post match interview.
When asked whether Taylor should never referee Chelsea again, the German told Sky Sports: “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.”
🗣️ "The players know what's going on..."— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 14, 2022
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says the entire dressing room 'has an issue' with referee Anthony Taylor. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/fTVbJp3zxv
Tuchel then spoke about Chelsea fans’ concern over the referee.
He added: “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.
“Not only the fans. You know the players, they know what's going on when they are on the pitch. They know it.”
Tuchel was shown a red card after the final whistle for his heated exchange with Spurs boss Antonio Conte, as a result, he will serve a one match touchline ban when his side take on Leeds this weekend.