‘I don’t know what they have been taking a look at’ – Reece James blasts referees after Chelsea draw with Tottenham

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Reece James thought he had scored the winner for Chelsea in opposition to Spurs (Photograph: Getty)

Reece James has blasted the referees for Chelsea’s draw with Tottenham on Sunday, after Spurs scored two contentious objectives.

Chelsea took the lead within the first-half at Stamford Bridge because of Kalidou Koulibaly’s stunner and have been largely dominate till Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s equaliser.

Blues gamers and their supervisor Thomas Tuchel have been incensed by the purpose, feeling that Kai Havertz was clearly fouled by Rodrigo Bentancur within the build-up, whereas Richarlison was offside and in Edouard Mendy’s eyeline when Hojbjerg shot.

Tuchel and Tottenham boss Antonio Conte engaged in an heated alternate within the aftermath of the purpose, however the rating was not stage for lengthy as James scored what he thought was the winner with simply 13 minutes to play after a well-worked transfer.

Nevertheless it was to not be for the England defender, as Harry Kane headed previous Mendy deep into stoppage time to make it 2-2, though once more there was critical debate about whether or not the purpose ought to have stood, with Cristian Romero fouling Marc Cucurella simply prior.

Tensions then boiled over, with Tuchel and Conte getting despatched off after clashing once more on the full-time whistle.

James, arguably man of the match for his sensible efficiency in plenty of completely different positions, was simply as incensed as his supervisor post-match, telling Match of the Day 2: ‘I believe we must always have received the sport.

‘There have been two controversial objectives for them. I believe the referees and the fourth official have to look again on them. It’s irritating for us while you need to win the sport.

‘I don’t know what they [the officials] have been taking a look at, however we have now to take the positives from the sport. We have been throughout them all through the sport.

‘I really like scoring and I used to be in the suitable place. I identical to serving to the group as a lot as I can.’



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