Former Chelsea captain John Terry has now given his verdict on Anthony Taylor’s officiating in the FA Cup final.
Arsenal managed to win the game 2-1 thanks to a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but Chelsea will feel hard done with some of the decisions that went against them.
Taylor awarded Chelsea some controversial decisions and one of them was his decision to send off Mateo Kovacic. The Blues midfielder was sent off for a 50-50 tackle and replays suggested that it was never a foul.
Kovacic was already on a yellow card when Taylor gave the foul and booked him again.
The red card cost Chelsea massively in the game. They were trailing and they tried to put some pressure on the Arsenal defense.
The loss of a player disrupted their flow and helped Arsenal regain control of the game.
Furthermore, Christensen was fouled during the build up to Aubameyang’s goal and Taylor conveniently ignored the incident.
Although Arsenal deservedly won the trophy after a good performance, Chelsea will be bitterly disappointed.
If the decisions had not gone against them, the result could have been different. Lampard was livid after the game as well.
Terry wrote on his Instagram account: “Never a second yellow, and surely that was a foul on Christensen on the build up to the goal.”
The Blues were dealt a rough hand with injuries as well. The likes of Pedro, Azpilicueta and Pulisic picked up injuries during the game.