‘Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte were only managers to miss Premier League’s pre-season briefing’


Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte ‘were the only managers to miss the Premier League’s pre-season referees briefing’ before pair clashed during draw between Chelsea and Tottenham

  • Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte missed Premier League’s pre-season briefing 
  • Tuchel and Conte clashed as Chelsea drew 2-2 against Tottenham on Sunday 
  • The FA are investigating Tuchel’s comments about referee Anthony Taylor

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Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte were the only two managers to miss the Premier League’s pre-season briefing regarding referees. 

The Telegraph reports that the Chelsea and Tottenham bosses were not in attendance at either meeting arranged by the Premier League.

The Premier League encourages all managers to attend one of the two meetings that are overseen by the referees’ group Professional Game Match Officials Limited. 

Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte were the only two managers to miss the Premier League's pre-season briefing regarding referees

Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte were the only two managers to miss the Premier League’s pre-season briefing regarding referees

Tuchel and Conte clashed with each other during the 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. 

Chelsea manager Tuchel was left livid by some of the decisions made by referee Anthony Taylor.

Taylor ignored Kai Havertz’s appeal for a foul following a challenge from Rodrigo Bentancur in the build-up to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s goal. Officials also ignored Richarlison being in an offside position when Hojbjerg scored.

Ahead of Harry Kane’s late equaliser, Tottenham defender Cristian Romero pulled Marc Cucurella’s hair but he wasn’t penalised. 

Tuchel and Conte were involved in angry exchanges as Chelsea drew against Tottenham

Tuchel and Conte were involved in angry exchanges as Chelsea drew against Tottenham

Tuchel and Conte were involved in angry exchanges as Chelsea drew against Tottenham

Tuchel and Conte were both sent off by Taylor after the final whistle and there was a tense exchanged between the pair when they went to shake hands at the end of the game.

Tuchel celebrated wildly after Reece James had made it 2-1 to Chelsea, with the German having previously clashed with Conte.

The Football Association are now investigating Tuchel’s post-match comments about Taylor.

Tuchel was angry with some of the decisions that were made by referee Anthony Taylor

Tuchel was angry with some of the decisions that were made by referee Anthony Taylor

Tuchel was angry with some of the decisions that were made by referee Anthony Taylor

Tuchel said: ‘Today? Yes [I have more of a problem with the referee]. 

‘Maybe that would be better [if he does not referee another Chelsea game]. I don’t think that [only] some of the fans think that [Taylor has made bad decisions against Chelsea].

‘I can assure you that the whole dressing room, every single person thinks that. The players know what’s going on and they’re on the pitch. Of course [they are worried when he takes charge of one of our games].

‘Both [Spurs] goals should not stand and then it’s a fair result. I cannot coach but the referee can whistle the next game. Good.’

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