Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev


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AM at 2015-11-04 22:58:59

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Full time summary

AM at 2015-11-04 22:55:23

Pavel Kralovec has shown us tonight why he is a UEFA elite referee – for me he has been overall correct and consistent in his punishment of fouls he has made a clear distinction between tackles for the ball or tackles on an opponent.

He was also been clear in his distinction between deliberate and unintentional handball as we have discussed in my BLOG. Key match decisions.

Consistent in his showing of 3 yellow cards to the DKV players. Whilst as we discussed in the 45+1 minute – key match decision –  the referee correctly did not award a penalty kick to C. Costa was fortunate here not to receive a yellow card for simulation. Again this would be an ideal situation for post match review as Gayle Hope has tweeted.

Pavel was assertive and gave an excellent outward impression. Very good stamina seen when running long distances and he also showed a good running style and remained close to play even when there were quick breaks in play.

Both ARs gave a low key and supportive performance they clearly followed the referees lead in this game and judged their level of involvement very well.

Both AARs again produced supportive performances and in particular as we discussed at half time then the AAR at the Chelsea end in the first half Michal Patak gave excellent advice / support in the non award of the Chelsea penalty kick.


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Full time

AM at 2015-11-04 22:37:06

Full Time


Chelsea hold on to win a vital game and this takes them to 2nd in this group.



AM at 2015-11-04 22:36:12

Still very good movement seen from our match referee

Chelsea are nearly there

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Chelsea sub

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C. sub goal scorer Willian departs  22 off 24 Cahill on

2 additional minutes minimum

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AM at 2015-11-04 22:33:32

Free kick to C. The referee has allowed a very quick free kick. Adds real value and keeps the game moving quickly



AM at 2015-11-04 22:32:14

FK to C. as Terry is fouled – with the spray out as play quickly moves away from the DKV penalty area.


AM at 2015-11-04 22:30:36

Again as we see the referee`s movement and acceleration is so good as we enter the final moments of an absorbing game


AM at 2015-11-04 22:29:10

Again the referee`s judgement sees him right there in the optimum position to judge a fk to C.


AM at 2015-11-04 22:28:06

C. fk good detection from PK in his award no advantage to be played and this is safe refereeing


AM at 2015-11-04 22:26:40

C. fk in a crucial area as we see the spray out again as the referee manages the free kick and what a GOAL! from 22 Willian to make it 2-1


AM at 2015-11-04 22:24:32

The Referee and his team have to date been consistent on the award of free kicks although that was a missed free kick to DKV


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AM at 2015-11-04 22:22:54

GOAL!1-1 – What a time for DKV to score this sets the game up for the final 13 minutes and added time

C. make 2 subs 8 off 10 and 4 off 17 on


AM at 2015-11-04 22:20:02

As we move into the final 14 minutes and added time key for all officials to continue with the very good all round performances seen to date




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AM at 2015-11-04 22:17:51

Clear and positive signal for a gk to C. The referee has chosen a good position to judge


AM at 2015-11-04 22:17:00

Good support from MW on the far touchline who intervenes with a signal for a free kick to DKV and the spray is out for this free kick


AM at 2015-11-04 22:15:37

Yellow Card29 DKV reckless on Costa again a correct showing of the yellow card


AM at 2015-11-04 22:14:03

DK offside as he moves back from an offside position – correct from MW


AM at 2015-11-04 22:11:22

Our referee is so far showing an assertive and excellent outward impression.

No penalty kick to C. as the ball hits the arm of a DKV player clearly his arm is in a natural position and little the player could do in this situation


AM at 2015-11-04 22:07:51

DKV no free kick – did you notice the referees close proximity followed by 2 quick free kicks to DKV – QUICKLY ALLOWED TO BE TAKEN

What are your thoughts to date on Pavel Kralovec refereeing performance?

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AM at 2015-11-04 22:04:32

Again grappling seen by 19 of each team not penalised – Costa has to be careful in these situations






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DKV free kick from a midfield position the referee is quick in allowing this to be taken quickly although wasted by DKV


AM at 2015-11-04 21:59:11

C. offside brings on the DKV sub

DKV sub – 22 off 11 on


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DKV sub coming up


AM at 2015-11-04 21:57:46

2 balls on the field of play good spot from both AAR and AR to prevent any untidy restart, 1 ball quickly then removed. No penalty DKV as the ball hits Ramirez in the chest – well viewed by the referee


AM at 2015-11-04 21:55:23

End to end and open 2nd half as both teams look to score – the referee is putting some good acceleration as play moves from end to end

Tim Vickery`s Column

AM at 2015-11-04 21:53:56

Read Tim Vickerys column – referees must act as chameleons

Tim Vickery


AM at 2015-11-04 21:52:36

Great tackle by Zouma in the C. penalty area who plays the ball  – no penalty kick is correct


AM at 2015-11-04 21:51:27

No free kick to DK – MW is not being caught out there early in the 2nd half

DK to kick off the 2nd half

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Half time summary

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Pavel Kralovec our match referee has retained credible match control and his interpretation of the laws of the game for me to date has been very good – the key match decision in the 45th + 1 minute has been correctly judged and Costa is fortunate not to have received a yellow card for simulation – we have now seen a number of replays and the referee has judged this decision very well. In my BLOG I mentioned that the referee seemed to be going to give but he has clearly received excellent advice from Michal Patak his AAR on the DK goal line and he has then correclty not awarded.

Both ARs have given low key but first class support with great support from MP his AAR on the DK goal line. This is where an extra pair of eyes from a different viewing angle are crucial for the key match decisions.


AM at 2015-11-04 21:39:29

Thanks to Gayle Hope for your tweet regarding retrospective active for cheating 3 game ban for the first time? 6 games for the 2nd incident and 12 games for the 3rd incident. What are your thoughts? should Costa be a candidate for this retrospective action?



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Half Time

AM at 2015-11-04 21:36:15

Half Time


What were your thoughts on the non award of the Chelsea Penalty kick just before half time?


What would you have done if you were the referee? and had no assistance from an AAR on the goal line?



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AM at 2015-11-04 21:33:20

No Chelsea penalty kick as Costa goes down in the DK penalty area the referee seemed to want to give AT FIRST but he was advised otherwise I would say by his AAR

2 minutes of added time

AM at 2015-11-04 21:31:24

Chelsea ck

AM at 2015-11-04 21:30:14

When a debatable decision always good to give a sharp blast of the whistle and then signal – tends to cut down on any possible player dissent


AM at 2015-11-04 21:26:42

Our referee tonight is showing a very good turn of pace and fitness movement in a C. attack


AM at 2015-11-04 21:24:35

Again PK is now very strong on grappling – talking to players to prevent – strong and firm preventative action seen again


AM at 2015-11-04 21:23:12

PK is awarding free kicks – remaining calm and in control showing good composure no dramatics as he manages the event very well so far..


AM at 2015-11-04 21:20:47


1-0 – own goal from 6 Dragovic of DK


DK Offside

AM at 2015-11-04 21:18:39

AR1. Roman Slysko comes in with his first intervention tonight


AM at 2015-11-04 21:17:52

PK is positive on grappling from this C. fk – I think he may well have been advised by his AAR on the goal line


AM at 2015-11-04 21:16:29

At the C. ck the referee ensures that the DK player retreats the prescribed minimum distance (using pitch marking) from the corner quadrant


AM at 2015-11-04 21:14:42

Quick free kick allowed for Chelsea ends in a move for a ck to C.


AM at 2015-11-04 21:13:45

Yellow Card

25 Gonzalez DK delaying the restart of play



AM at 2015-11-04 21:11:18

Tonight`s referee has been sharp and proactive on stoppages again very good practice seen here.


AM at 2015-11-04 21:09:09

AAR2 did you notice his body language and movement back along the DK goal line to signal gk?


AM at 2015-11-04 21:07:42

No free kick to DK the referee is close and shows a low hand movement to communicate this – this is good as long as it not over demonstrative as we saw with Mike Deans – Johnny Methog impression at Spurs on Monday night!

Mike Dean and his goal celebration!


AM at 2015-11-04 21:04:19

C. ck and there are appeals for handball although the AAR looking in from the goal line would have had a very good view


AM at 2015-11-04 21:02:25

Good practice seen from MW on the far touchline – keep an eye on his positive body language and movement along the touchline particularly when he is non active


AM at 2015-11-04 21:00:26

C. free kick awarded by the referee in a calm and composed manner – who then moves into the scene of the free kick to manage and from this free kick there is an offside correctly signalled by MW.

Chelsea free kick

AM at 2015-11-04 20:58:14

At a stoppage the DK physio is called to attend to a player who moves from the field of play for treatment. Well at that free kick there was a lot grappling going on this is an area that the referee and his AAR`s must be sharper at preventing


AM at 2015-11-04 20:55:49

AAR 2 Michal Patzk on the DK goal line is looking sharp and positive in the early stages keep an eye on his body language followed up by a free kick award to DK again the difference in the whistle is quite a remarkable change from our Premiership Referees whistle tone


AM at 2015-11-04 20:52:48

The referees body language and composure looks relaxed and calm with positive attributes these all look promising in the early stages so far..


AM at 2015-11-04 20:50:50

Good pressing and movement by PK into the DK penalty area to award a gk

Referees whistle tone

AM at 2015-11-04 20:49:19

Have you noticed the different whistle tone used by our referees whistle? unusual to say the least must be a Czech whistle!


AM at 2015-11-04 20:47:59

Early throw in and free kick for AR2 Martin Wilczek he will be pleased to have those 2 decisions so early in the game

Chelsea to kick off

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We are away

Big night for all teams!

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Will there be light at the end of the tunnel for Jose? currently Chelsea are lying 3rd in the table in Group G

Pre match customary handshakes

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Players are lining up for the customary pre match handshakes

Players are entering the field of play

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The 3 teams are ready to enter the field of play and waiting in the tunnel

What are your thoughts on tonight`s game? or any other current refereeing issue?

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The Ref Show – 02.11.2015

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See the latest Ref Show with Alan Biggs in the Chair and with Brain Deane former top player and former premier referee`s supremo Keith Hackett

The Ref Show 02.11.2015

Good articles really well worth a read!

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There are some really good articles to look at on web site


Patrick Barclay – video review a no brainer


Mike Dean and his goal celebration!





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Referee – Pavel Kralovec

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Pavel Královec (born 16 August 1977) is a Czech football referee. He has been a full international for FIFA since 2005 and is a UEFA Elite Referee.

He was selected on the list of referees for the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico and the 2012 Olympic tournament. He has also officiated in 2010 and 2014 World Cup qualifiers as well as qualifying matches for Euro 2008 and Euro 2012.

In March 2013, FIFA named Královec to its list of 52 candidate referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Match Officials

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Tonight`s Match Officials are as follows:



Referee: Pavel Královec (PK) (CZE)


Assistant Referee 1: Roman Slysko (RS) (SVK)



Assistant Referee 2: Martin Wilczek (MW) (CZE)


Additional Assistant Referee 1: Petr Ardeleanu (PW) (CZE)


Additional Assistant Referee 2: Michal Patak (MP) (CZE)



Fourth Official: Tomas Mokrusch (TM) (CZE)



UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)



UEFA Delegate: Kazimierz Oleszek (POL)



Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)


Pre Match Build Up

AM at 2015-11-04 20:22:09

A very good evening and welcome to this live REFCAM Commentary game. The game is being played at the home of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London, England. This Champions League Group G game which sees Chelsea fresh from their Premier League 1-3 home defeat against Liverpool taking on the Ukrianian Champions Dynamo Kiev who have only lost 1 game so far this season.