CHELSEA V CRYSTAL PALACE

CHELSEA V CRYSTAL PALACE

Commentary By: MARK HALSEY

FINAL SCORE: 1 - 0



MH at 2015-05-03 15:31:38

Congratulations to Chelsea they are the CHAMPIONS, the league table never lies and Jose has to be the best in the business without a shadow of a doubt.

It was a game of 2 halves, the first half was testing for Kevin, the second half was easy and that’s because of the way Kevin refereed the game.

The big talking point will surround Chelsea’s penalty that won them the game. It was a very difficult decision for Kevin and in real time you would give a penalty all day long although Alan Pardew would have a different opinion. I thought Kevin refereed the game very well, his accuracy and decision making as to foul and non foul was excellent. A total of 4 yellow cards fully justified and he was assisted well by his assistants.

Over to you now Guy.


MH at 2015-05-03 15:22:10

Full Time


MH at 2015-05-03 15:21:03

Substitution for Chelsea, C10 OFF, C3 ON.


MH at 2015-05-03 15:18:48

A minimum of 2 minutes added time.


MH at 2015-05-03 15:15:38

Into the last 5 minutes, Chelsea getting closer to the title.


MH at 2015-05-03 15:12:21

Substitution for Chelsea, C5 ON C22 OFF.


MH at 2015-05-03 15:10:48

As I said CP are still in this, good chance for CP11, good save by C keeper.


MH at 2015-05-03 15:08:59

Crystal Palace still in the game, although Chelsea have created more chances.


MH at 2015-05-03 15:06:57

Foul by CP18 on C22 correctly given, once again Kevin in an excellent position to give the free kick.


MH at 2015-05-03 15:04:34

The second of our live Ref Cam coming up after this game at 4pm, Tottenham V Manchester City where your ref coach will be former Premier League and Fifa assistant referee Guy Beale.


MH at 2015-05-03 15:02:39

Good offside by assistant AG.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:59:02

And just to let you know the sun has finally come out in the North West.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:58:31

Substitution CP42 OFF CP9 ON.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:57:50

Jose not happy with the referee but I don’t know why he is complaining as it was a definite free kick.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:52:12

Chelsea keeping up the pressure winning their 3rd corner of the game.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:50:04

A very quiet 15 minutes for Kevin, staying out of it and not being too fussy, as I said at half time he needs to keep up his concentration and focus.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:48:31

Substitution CP17 and CP34 ON, CP3 and CP22 OFF.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:41:43

Remember to tune into our ref show tomorrow with myself and Keith Hackett talking about all this weekend’s incident’s.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:39:52

Good recognition of non foul by Kevin.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:38:48

Quiet start to the second half for Kevin, he will be relieved.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:33:22

Substitution C12 ON c23 OFF.

CP to get us underway for the second half.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:27:54

Summing up Kevin’s first half performance I think it has been a tough first half for Kevin, all his cautions have been correct, his positioning, movement and body language has been sound, his calmness has been very good, I think perhaps CP22 was very lucky to escape disciplinary  action for his petulance. As I said on the penalty it was a very difficult decision and putting myself in Kevin’s shoes I would of given the penalty. Second half Kevin has got to maintain his focus and his concentration and keep the game at he’s pace .


MH at 2015-05-03 14:21:11

I also believe this is where technology can help our referees.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:20:39

Just going back to the penalty I can fully understand why Kevin has given the penalty but when you look at it again has C10 gone down very easy without any contact. I think Alan Pardew will have something to say about that penalty.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:18:27

Half Time

 


MH at 2015-05-03 14:18:13

A minimum of 2 minutes added time.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:17:42

Yellow CardC3 for a foul on C. Deserved yellow card.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:15:37

GOAL! C10, great save by CP keeper CP10 puts in the rebound.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:14:26

PENALTY to Chelsea, foul by CP18 on C10.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:13:44

Good non offside flag by assistant AG.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:13:23

Good non offside flag by assistant AG.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:09:36

Yellow CardC26 after a foul on CP. Felt Kevin was too quick on the whistle he could of played a great advantage to CP and then come back to caution C26 for a holding offence.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:08:11

Foul on C22 correctly given.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:06:58

Another good advantage played by Kevin.

Please let us know your opinion’s on CP22 ( J Mutch) and C2 ( Ivanovic) after a tussle between the two.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:03:57

Kevin in pretty quick after a tussle by C23 and CP11 to stop anything happening.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:02:52

Going back to handball by John Terry CP players appeal for handball, did it take a deflection off CP28, very difficult to tell from the referee’s position so if in any doubt whatsoever you play on.


MH at 2015-05-03 14:00:17

Correct decision by Kevin no handball after a shot by CP.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:59:26

Good refereeing Kevin tried to play advantage but pulled it back and gave a free kick to CP.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:57:40

Yellow CardC2 deserved.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:56:30

Foul by CP42 on C4, once again good positioning by referee. Giving C a free kick just outside the box.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:55:20

Offside missed by assistant HL. It’s a good job Chelsea didn’t score from that.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:53:50

Yellow Card  CP6 for a reckless challenge, correct decision.

 


MH at 2015-05-03 13:52:57

Kevin just dealing with CP22 and C22. CP22 rather fortunate after a kick out at C2 not to receive any disciplinary action.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:49:01

Kevin moving about very well although he needs to make sure he doesn’t get caught up in play.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:46:35

CP looking the better team in the last 10 minutes as I said they haven’t come to park the bus.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:45:41

Correct offside given by Andy Garratt, Kevin Friend being very unfussy and allowing the game to flow. Foul on C10 correct decision.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:40:05

First offside of the day missed by Andy Garratt but it hasn’t affected the game.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:39:45

First offside of the day missed by Andy Garratt but it hasn’t affected the game.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:37:38

First corner of the game to CP.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:36:14

Good challenge by CP22 on C22 good recognicion by referee


MH at 2015-05-03 13:34:01

First free kick to Chelsea after a foul on C4. Referee right on the spot.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:31:36

A lovely sunny day in London not like here in the North West.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:30:24

Chelsea to kick off.


MH at 2015-05-03 13:22:25

Good afternoon to all our viewers for the first of today’s Ref Cam match between Chelsea V Crystal Palace, which I feel will be a lively encounter. I do believe Crystal Palace will not come to the Bridge just to park the bus.

Today’s referee is Kevin Friend who in my opinion has had an indifferent season. Kevin received criticism for his performance at Southampton V Liverpool on February 22nd. Since then I believe Kevin has done very well in his last 4 Premier League games managing the players extremely well. To date Kevin has refereed 20 Premier League games showing 90 yellow cards at an average of 4.5 per game and 3 reds. Lets hope Kevin continues his good form today. He will be assisted today by Harry Lennard, Andy Garratt and 4th official Lee Probert who was referee yesterday at Watford V Sheffield Wednesday.