‘We’re screwed’ – Chelsea fans in turmoil as referee appointments for Leeds and Everton confirmed
Chelsea fans were extremely worried to see Mike Dean and Michael Oliver nominated for roles in the Blues’ upcoming Premier League games against Leeds and Everton respectively.
The Blues enter a very important week in their campaign seeking to right the wrongs caused by their loss in the London derby to West Ham United this weekend with a trip to Zenit and a home clash against Leeds immediately to order of the day.
“Maybe it sounds like that to you, but it isn’t for us,” replied Thomas Tuchel when asked about the recent drop in form at his press conference before. – Zenit match on Tuesday afternoon.
âWe lost points against Man United, we found the solution to win a game at Watford, and we lost with an abnormal shot at the end of a game at West Ham.
“We’ve had this before, we’ve had this before we lost games. We don’t like it but we’re not worried. We know what to do to win games.”
Following the end of Russia’s midweek trip against Zenit, the immediate challenge of trying to overtake Man City and Liverpool in the Premier League table begins with Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds side, visitors to Stamford Bridge Saturday.
Chelsea need the three points from this competition to keep up with the pace their title rivals have set in recent weeks, with games against opposition Midlands in the form of Wolves and Aston Villa alongside direct rivals the Blues for the 2021/22 Premier League crown.
Unfortunately for Tuchel, their recent drop in form could get worse if the next referee appointments go through – at least judging by the reaction from fans in West London.
Indeed, Dean will be in charge of VAR for the Leeds game this Saturday, while Oliver will be the center of attention when Rafa Benitez’s Everton visit the capital five days later.
Dean has already had an eventful game this week, taking charge of Arsenal’s loss to Everton in Monday night football.
An alleged Ben Godfrey stamp on Gunners’ summer rookie Takehiro Tomiyasu has somehow gone unpunished, bringing back memories of what Harry Maguire did to Michy Batshuayi a few seasons ago.
It’s no surprise that the Blues loyalists are worried about the prospect of these referee appointments and what it might mean for their chances in the Premier League title race this season.
Here is the best of the reaction on Twitter to this specific refereeing information.
@_CFCRoy worriedly predicted: “FT: Chelsea 0-1 Leeds.”
@CFC_Kiran admitted: ‘In the hands of God now.’
@ AztrixB99 gave their verdict in three words to this news: “We’re screwed.”
@CFCSuffer tweeted: ‘Okay, stop. We are cursed, we understand.
@ xndreReformed believes: âtitle race well underway.
@ strawdogs1999 on Oliver’s meeting in particular: âIt’s even worse. “
Liverpool fan @Reaperrrrr_ was clearly delighted: ‘Suii.’
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