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By Ref Reviewer 03
Chelsea’s new manager, Andre Villas-Boas, felt hard done by Chris Foy’s performance in this match, complaining out about the ref using one set of criteria for one team and another for the other team. Someone forgot to tell him that you are not allowed to question bad performances and AVB picked up an FA charge for his indiscretion.
So how did Chris Foy do?
|1||OTHER||Hill||Sturridge||C||Late hard tackle 10 seconds into the match||1||1|
|4||PENALTY||Luiz||C||Derry stuck his arms out to hold off Luiz – could have been given but will give ref the benefit of the doubt||1||2|
|5||OTHER||Taarabt||Meireles||NC||Holding – not given||0||0|
|9||OTHER||Helguson||Luiz||NC||Helguson pushed Luiz away from winning a header – not given||0||0|
|9||PENALTY||Luiz||Helguson||NC||Helguson went to ground after contact from Luiz, however Helguson had fouled Luiz in the build up – should have been a free kick to Chelsea||0||0|
|10||GOAL||NC||Shouldn’t have been a penalty so goal shouldn’t count either||0||0|
|11||OTHER||Barton||Cole||NC||Barton lunges in with his studs to kick the ball off the feet of Cole – ref only gives throw-in||0||0|
|11||YELLOW||Barton||NC||This was a dangerous tackle that Cole had to jump away from – should have been a booking||0||0|
|18||OTHER||???||???||NC||Foy calls a foul in the box from a corner and gives QPR a free out – not sure what for||0||0|
|19||OTHER||Mikel||Helguson||C||Climbed over him||1||1|
|22||YELLOW||Luiz||NC||Simulation – dived in the area – not booked||0||0|
|24||OTHER||Hill||Sturridge||C||Slid in to win the ball with right foot, followed through and kicked Sturridge with left leg||1||1|
|24||YELLOW||Hill||NC||dirty tackle – deserved a yellow – not given||0||0|
|26||OTHER||Meireles||NC||Handball called but ref should have allowed QPR to play advantage||0||0|
|27||OTHER||Hill||Sturridge||C||Shove – Sturridge is getting angry at Hill’s persistent fouling||1||1|
|33||OTHER||Bosingwa||Wright-Phillips||C||Pulled him down by his shirt when through on goal||1||1|
|33||RED||Bosingwa||C||Last defender, denying an obvious goalscoring chance – He has to go||1||3|
|38||OTHER||Derry||Meireles||C||Charged in late on Meireles||1||1|
|40||OTHER||Faurlin||Mata||C||Attempted trip – advantage played||1||1|
|41||OTHER||Drogba||Taarabt||C||Two-footed seated lunge on Taarabt||1||1|
|41||RED||Drogba||C||This kind of tackle is always a sending off||1||3|
|45+2||OTHER||Luiz||Hill||C||Bit of a trip||1||1|
|50||YELLOW||Mikel||C||Broke up promising attack||1||2|
|51||OTHER||Derry||Lampard||NC||Got the ball but followed through on Lampard – not given||0||0|
|52||OTHER||Faurlin||Luiz||NC||Trip – ref missed it||0||0|
|52||OTHER||Derry||Lampard||C||Won the ball showing studs – tackle was a bit dangerous||1||1|
|52||YELLOW||Derry||C||Lampard didn’t like Derry’s tackle and let him know it – Ref booked both players||1||2|
|52||YELLOW||Lampard||C||Booked as said above||1||2|
|58||OTHER||Ivanovic||Taarabt||C||Rash Tackle on Taarabt||1||1|
|59||OTHER||Barton||Terry||C||Tripped Terry from behind||1||1|
|59||YELLOW||Barton||C||Barton acted all surprised but yellow was deserved||1||2|
|63||OTHER||Hill||Ivanovic||NC||Hill shoved Ivanovic as he tried to clear||0||0|
|64||OTHER||Faurlin||Anelka||C||Ran across the back of him – tripped him up||1||1|
|66||OTHER||Faurlin||Luiz||C||Slight foul – advantage played||1||1|
|67||PENALTY||Ferdinand||Lampard||NC||It looked like Anton Ferdinand held Lampard in the area – should have been a penalty||0||0|
|67||RED||Ferdinand||NC||Should have been sent off||0||0|
|70||OTHER||Luiz||Ferdinand||C||A little kick after the ball is gone||1||1|
|70||YELLOW||Luiz||C||He’s starting to lose the plot||1||2|
|72||PENALTY||Helguson||Luiz||C||Both were holding each other – correct not to give it||1||3|
|73||OTHER||Derry||Lampard||NC||Led with forearm to win header||0||0|
|74||YELLOW||Derry||NC||Should have been booked||0||0|
|75||OTHER||Barton||NC||Handball – not given||0||0|
|76||YELLOW||Cole||C||Reacted with a cheap trip from behind||1||2|
|78||OTHER||Hill||Anelka||NC||Anelka slipped – not correct||0||0|
|85||PENALTY||Ferdinand||Terry||NC||Fouls Terry who was in the air for a header, making him miss the ball – not given||0||0|
|85||OTHER||Terry||Ferdinand||C||Terry whistled for an off the ball incident on Ferdinand – assumed correct||1||1|
|85||YELLOW||Terry||NC||Since this was off the ball, Terry should have been booked||0||0|
|89||OTHER||Terry||Kenny||NC||Ran into the keeper – not given||0||0|
|89||YELLOW||Terry||C||Verbally abused the keeper for staying down||1||2|
|89||YELLOW||Kenny||NC||Should have booked him too for his part in the argument||0||0|
|90+1||OTHER||Hill||Ivanovic||NC||Obstruction – not given||0||0|
|2nd half score|
|Correct calls||For QPR||27||52,94%|
|Total correct calls||51|
|Wrong calls||Against QPR||5||20,83%|
There was one goal in the match, scored from the spot for a soft penalty by David Luiz on Marcus Helguson. Not only did Helgusson go down easily, he pushed Luiz in the build up and for that reason, there never should have been a penalty, and thus no goal by QPR either.
Chelsea then had two players sent off in the first half. Bosingwa was sent off for a professional foul on Shawn Wright Philips, grabbing him by his Jersey as he was going on goal. Bosingwa was the last defender and so he had to go. Correct decision here.
Drogba was later sent off for a two-footed seated tackle. It’s the kind of tackle that is a sending off every time, even if he didn’t do much damage. It’s the nature of the tackle and the ref was right to send him off.
Chelsea had three or four penalty shouts in the match.
In the fourth minute from a free kick, Derry stuck out his arm and possibly interfered with Luiz who was running onto a Lampard free kick. I felt the linesman could have given this as a penalty, though it may have been a bit of a soft penalty, and so I gave the ref/linesman the benefit of the doubt. By the way, Derry seemed to be often
infringing on the rules throughout the match and he was lucky to not have been sent off sometime in the 90 minutes. Another ref might have given a penalty for this and then he probably would have had to have been sent off for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity.
In the 67th minute, QPR failed to clear and Anton Ferdinand held Frank Lampard as he tried to race on goal to get onto a pass into the area. This looked a penalty and a sending off, but it was not awarded.
In the 72nd minute, Helguson had his arms around Luiz, but Luiz also had a very strong hold of Helguson’s shirt. Both of them were holding each other, and thus the non-call was correct.
And finally in the 85th minute, Anton Ferdinand really got John Terry’s blood boiling when he pushed the Chelsea captain, preventing him from heading the ball onwards from long throw-in into the penalty area. Shoving someone so they can’t head a ball in the penalty area is a penalty. Should have been given.
John Terry was so incensed, he picked a fight with Ferdinand off the ball, for which QPR won a free kick, but no cards were dished out. In the aftermath, John Terry was seen on camera mouthing abuse at Anton Ferdinand. Allegedly this abuse was of a racial nature and John Terry is being investigated by the FA.
On the day, Chris Foy scoreda sub par 68%, and while Chelsea do seem to be showing a lack of discipline on the pitch, they can feel very hard done by. Chelsea had 19 decisions go against them compared to only 5 decisions going against QPR, most importantly QPR’s goal should not have happened, and Chelsea should have had 2 or 3 penalties in their favour.
Welcome to the EPL, Andre Villa-Boas. Enjoy your fine.
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