The Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City will be officiated by beleaguered British official Anthony Taylor on Sunday.

The majority of Chelsea supporters feel that Anthony Taylor rarely acts in the team’s best interests; hence, they were happy to see him dropped to the EFL Championship, the second division of English football.

Remember that Taylor was demoted as a center referee after his controversial penalty call in Newcastle United’s controversial 2-2 draw with Wolves on October 28, 2023, meaning he missed all of the team’s Premier League games this past weekend.


Taylor believed during the game that Wolves’ Hwang Hee-chan had fouled Newcastle United’s Fabian Schar, despite the fact that replays of the event showed very little contact.

The video assistant referee, Jarred Gillett, did not request that Taylor examine the incident using the pitchside monitor.

Five members of a PGMOL panel evaluated the officials’ rulings and determined that the penalty was unwarranted.

Anthony Taylor officiated in the championship for the first time in four years as a result of making the incorrect choice.

He officiated Sunday’s 1-1 draw between Luton and Liverpool at Kenilworth Road as the fourth official, despite being demoted to the second division.

Taylor officiated Preston North End’s 3-2 victory over Coventry City in an EFL Championship game on Saturday one day before to the match. He was involved in another controversial penalty call, and it was his first second-tier refereeing assignment since 2019.

Even though there was very little contact between Coventry’s Kyle McFadzean and Milutin Osmajic, the 45-year-old referee nevertheless called a penalty.

On Sunday at 4:30 p.m., Chelsea will have to deal with the contentious Anthony Taylor once more when Manchester City comes to town.

Chelsea, who overcame Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 on Monday night, will like to climb past 10th place in the Premier League by at least securing a point against the defending champions.