Cesar Azpilicueta admits he was baffled by referee Anthony Taylor ‘s decision not to send off Sadio Mane for an apparent elbow during the pulsating 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Super Sunday. Blues captain Azpilicueta was caught with a leading arm by the Senegalese after merely six seconds of the Premier League confrontation at Stamford Bridge but referee Taylor alone brandished a jaundiced batting order .
The incident was reviewed by VAR Darren England but no further action was deemed appropriate, to the incredulity of Azpilicueta.

“ It ‘s a clear crimson, ” Azpilicueta told Sky Sports. “ I do n’t mind if it ‘s five seconds into the game, it ‘s the first action and it ‘s a clear red. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video recording player
Tuchel on Mane

Thomas Tuchel was broad of praise for his team as they drew 2-2 against Liverpool but felt that Sadio Mane should have seen red in the first few seconds of the match after a challenge on Cesar Azpilicueta .
“ He does n’t want to challenge, he does n’t see the ball, he just wants to lead with the elbow. I honestly do n’t understand it. We ‘ve had these types of decisions recently. The other day, we had two penalties where VAR was n’t used. “ It was a clear loss tease and we ‘re getting these decisions against us which could change the course of the games .
“ Always they will say what they think and I understand we ‘re promoting challenges but sometimes we ‘re seeing joke penalties given and sometimes we see identical dangerous actions and they do n’t take natural process. “ We do n’t see consistency evening within the like game, and to me it ‘s well-defined a decision, like this is gain. I watched the replay, but I did n’t need to. It was a clear bolshevik. ” Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player
Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool

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Carragher: It’s an ‘orange’ card

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The Super Sunday empanel discus whether Mane was lucky to avoid crimson for his challenge on Azpilicueta
Jamie Carragher said he did n’t feel the action deserved the most extreme punishment.

“ I think it ‘s one of those ones which comes into the ‘orange ‘ class, ” the former Liverpool defender told Sky Sports. “ After six seconds … if the point of his elbow gets him rather than his forearm, I think he ‘s going off. “ I think the fact that it ‘s his forearm – it ‘s about closer to his wrist than his elbow – possibly saves him, and the fact that it ‘s after six seconds. “ It ‘s one of those which is worse than a yellow, but I do n’t think it ‘s quite a red. ” Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink powerfully disagreed with Carragher ‘s point of view, believing it was an slowly decision to send off Mane. “ Are you unplayful ? Have you got your crimson head on, or your football head on ? ” he responded. “ A football player knows where an opposition is. “ It ‘s a red batting order – forget about six seconds. He goes with his elbow and he ‘s endangering the player. The Premier League and PGMOL are going to come out and provide words to try to justify their decision with an explanation. It ‘s a loss card. ” Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible television actor
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Jamie Carragher, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Graeme Souness discuss whether Chelsea or Liverpool, following their 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge, can still win the Premier League title, or if Man City are already besides far ahead at the top of the table .
Carragher defended the decision of referee Anthony Taylor, but Graeme Souness sided with Hasselbaink “ It is a sending off, ” said Souness. “ I think he leads with the elbow. It is dangerous. “ It is violent, for me. Look where the ball is when he hits him. The testis is nowhere approximate when he hits him. slap. He has led with his arm. That is a sending-off. goal of. ” Gary Neville said : “ The Chelsea coach does n’t think he should be on the pitch. It ‘s not a big one from Mane. It ‘s six seconds into the game and possibly that ‘s what helps him. “ I do n’t think he looks at Azpilicueta and rocks his elbow second as if he in truth meant it. The elbow has made contact into Azpilicueta ‘s confront. I do n’t think Mane ‘s done it on function. ”

‘Reckless challenge, not dangerous’

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Dermot Gallagher feels Sadio Mane ‘s clash with César Azpilicueta in the afford moments of Liverpool ‘s visit to Chelsea should have been a yellow menu and not bolshevik.

Due to a combination of things, I personally think it ‘s a yellow wag. It ‘s not a fresh challenge, but he leads with his forearm if you like. He ‘s using that to get up a leverage to get off the labor. “ I do n’t think he throws it as a weapon, he surely does n’t hit him with the elbow. Mane ‘s always looking at the ball in the air, he does n’t size up Azpilicueta. So, all in all, I would say scandalmongering card. foolhardy challenge, not dangerous. ”

What’s next?

Chelsea master of ceremonies Tottenham on Wednesday at 7.45pm before Liverpool change of location to Arsenal on Thursday at 7.45pm in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup – both live on Sky Sports Football .