Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

Commentary By: Ref Cam Team

FINAL SCORE: 2 - 1

Full Time Summary RCT at 2016-11-26 20:46:21
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Full time summary of our referee Michael Oliver RCT at 2016-11-26 20:44:20
I trust that you have enjoyed this London Derby this evening: The key moments in this game were: 10 - Excellent reading of advantage by Michael to enable Spurs to move into an excellent situation and for Eriksen to score to make it 0-1. 17 - Another good advantage to Spurs following a reckless challenge by David Luiz who was correctly cautioned at the next stoppage. 38 - No penalty to Spurs correct as Ali goes down in a challenge for the ball 43 - Kante yellow card missed by Michael after a clear shirt pull back on Dembele? good viewing position by Michael to judge, but disappointment that no yellow followed? this is where we talk about consistency and this is what all football followers want to see. 2nd half Overall Michael has shown good sprinting and movement. Adding dynamic sprinting and achieving good viewing angles in particular when play moved down the wide channels and towards both penalty areas. 86 - I discussed with you the missed yellow card to Walker who was extremely fortunate here after his reckless challenge on Oscar. These are the type of challenges that if missed can easily cause a reaction from players. In this situation and may be with Chelsea winning it helped to keep matters somewhat calm. Walker was also spoken to by Michael at length earlier in this game. Having said all that there were plenty of positives for us to learn from Michael tonight and in summary they were: Overall good man management and reading of this game. Good movement, positioning, viewing angles and dynamic sprinting achieved overall and this helped in Michael`s reading and management of this game. Judgement of advantage was key and this was an aid to Michael`s overall match control. Good support overall from both Assistants seen this evening. Key area is offside and this was correct apart from one incorrect flag from Stuart Burt 70 minute against Spurs.   

Full time summary RCT at 2016-11-26 20:24:26
2-1 So Spurs after winning 0-1 in this game loose their unbeaten run this season, they last lost on 15.5.2016. Chelsea come from behind to win and go top again by one point in the Premier League.
90 + 3 RCT at 2016-11-26 20:20:44
Full Time 2-1
90 + 1 RCT at 2016-11-26 20:19:45
Good non offside flag from Gary Beswick - Costa still in his own half when the ball was played to him

90 RCT at 2016-11-26 20:17:46
3 minutes additional time

88 RCT at 2016-11-26 20:17:19
Good sprinting and movement by Michael down the left channel as Chelsea move forward into a good attacking position. Also a good viewing angle is achieved by Michael

86  RCT at 2016-11-26 20:15:58
Good advantage to Spurs by Michael and Walker is extremely fortunate not to get a yellow card for that reckless challenge on Oscar.

84 RCT at 2016-11-26 20:14:06
Spurs throw in as Willian reacts to a challenge from Nkoudou after the ball has gone out of play. Yellow CardWillian still fuming gets a yellow for a reckless challenge on Winks. If Michael had calmed and spoken to Willian just earlier maybe a yellow here could have been avoided here?

82 - subs RCT at 2016-11-26 20:11:09
Chelsea Pedro off Oscar on Spurs Dembele off Janssen on
Final 10 minutes and additional time RCT at 2016-11-26 20:09:45
Key now for Michael to keep a firm grip on this game to a safe conclusion

79 - Chelsea sub RCT at 2016-11-26 20:07:49
15 Moses off replaced by 2 Ivanovic
77 RCT at 2016-11-26 20:06:54
Spurs free kick awarded by Michael from distance he is confident in his decision making process and Spurs just get on with the game quickly with the free kick. No need to fussy with the free kick placement as play moves on.

76 - Chelsea sub RCT at 2016-11-26 20:04:57
10 Hazard off replaced by 22 Willian

75 RCT at 2016-11-26 20:03:53
Ball does not appear to go out of play and Gary Beswick does well to try and get there to judge, but he does not guess that is important.
73 RCT at 2016-11-26 20:02:26
Wlaker foul on Pedro and Walker is spoken to by Michael. Good management skills seen here as Michael calms things and does this in his time. This has taken the heat out of the situation.

72 - Spurs sub RCT at 2016-11-26 20:00:29
Ali 20 off to be replaced by 14 Nkoudou

70 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:59:34
Dele Ali looked on side in that last Spurs attack, this was an occasion when Stuart Burt could and should of kept the flag down by his side as Ali moved towards the Chelsea goal. Fine margins I know but one where the flag should have been kept down confirmed by replay.

The Ref Show RCT at 2016-11-26 19:57:28
I am sure that the key match decision in the Burnley v Manchester City game at lunchtime will be discussed by the team. In the 1st half the ball is played from a Burnley free kick to Hendrick who is offside, he is then barged into back by Otamendi of Manchester City in the Manchester City penalty area. A question here for you and the team is does the offside decision come first or should a penalty kick have been awarded? neither happened in this incident, one for you and the The Ref Show  to discuss Don`t forget to tune into the much viewed The Ref Show we have experts from within the game giving their views on the latest refereeing / assistant refereeing performances.

66 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:56:09
Foul on Costa again good close range awarded by Michael Oliver. Spray out as he manages the free kick with a correct 9.15 metre defensive wall paced out by MO
Spurs sub RCT at 2016-11-26 19:54:24
Son off Winks on

63 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:51:57
Good dynamic sprinting seen from Oliver in that last Spurs attack he also moved wide of the penalty area creating a good viewing angle as play moved into the Chelsea defending penalty area

61 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:50:13
Matic and Wanyama tangle and are spoken to by Michael Oliver. Free kick to Spurs outcome. Again good awareness by the referee as there is a reaction to this tangle, but it is quickly sorted out.

56 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:46:45
That should have been a corner kick to Chelsea as the ball last came off a Spurs player before going out of play. I think Michael`s position rather square on meant he missed this decision. A wider view would have been beneficial here.

55 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:44:15
This is currently an area of play where Michael is able to keep a low profile as the players are just getting on with game
53 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:41:56
Further great chance created by Costa goes over the Spurs crossbar by Alonso. Michael has moved into a good viewing position/angle to view play around the Spurs penalty area
50 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:39:49
GOAL! 2-1 - great work by Costa down the wing for Moses to fire in off Vertonghen for a goal to Chelsea

48 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:37:11
Foul by Walker on Hazard - followed by a foul by Azpilicueta on Son and there is a slight reaction by players to this challenge. Michael moves in very quickly to calm matters down. Good preventative refereeing seen here.

46 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:34:42
Foul on Hazard by Son correctly awarded by Michael from close range

We are underway for the 2nd half RCT at 2016-11-26 19:32:20
Both teams are unchanged for the 2nd half as Spurs kick off

Half Time Summary RCT at 2016-11-26 19:27:01
Michael Oliver has shown good empathy and reading of this game to date. 10 min excellent advantage for Spurs opening goal 17 min good advantage again played following a reckless challenge by David Luiz on Kane at the next stoppage Michael then showed Luiz the yellow card Michael has judged his level of involvement well, by his decision making accuracy to date. Good fitness seen with acceleration when needed this will be absolute key as the game continues. Just the one blemish to date was the missed yellow card to Kante for a blatant shirt pull back on Dembele 43 minutes. Michael awarded a free kick but then failed to showed Kante the yellow when well placed to judge? why not? these are yellow cards that you expect to see. What are your thoughts to date? let us know tweets about  @youaretheref
Half Time RCT at 2016-11-26 19:17:22
Half Time 1-1
1 minute added time RCT at 2016-11-26 19:16:50
44 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:16:00
GOAL! Pedro what a crucial time to score and make it 1-1
43 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:15:15
Clear shirt pull by Kante but no yellow followed? that looked a clear yellow to me
41 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:14:04
Chelsea corner kick correctly signalled by Burt and quickly followed by a clear signal from Michael
39 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:11:42
Stuart Burt raises his flag for offside against Chelsea confirmed correct by replay
36 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:08:30
Free kick to Spurs correctly awarded by MO followed by NO PENALTY as ALI FALLS TO GROUND - Correct non PENALTY award by MO
34 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:06:04
Free kick awarded to Chelsea signalled by Gary Beswick who is working on the technical area touchline. Stuart Burt is assisting on the far touchline.
33 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:04:37
Michael Oliver is well tuned into this game to date he has played some very good advantages to the benefit of the game including the Spurs goal on 10 minutes
31 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:03:03
Once again apologies for the earlier technical issues but we are now back blogging live with you.
RCT at 2016-11-26 19:01:41
Just to re-confirm tonight`s Officials are: The Match Officials selected for this game are as follows: Referee: Michael Oliver (MO) Assistant Referee 1. Gary Beswick  Assistant Referee 2. Stuart Burt 4th Official: Bobby Madley   Michael Oliver all you need to know; Matches refereed in 2016/17 season = 11 (6) on TV 4th Official appointments in 2016/17 = 4
28 RCT at 2016-11-26 19:00:15
Foul on Hazard correctly awarded by Michael Oliver. Free kick well managed by Michael Oliver, with a good re start position achieved.
26 RCT at 2016-11-26 18:58:19
Yellow Card Dembele Spurs correct

RCT at 2016-11-26 18:56:13
Apologies for the technical issues but we are now live on REF CAM Main points so far are. 5 min Kane offside correct 10 min 0-1 Eriksen goal for Spurs - great advantage from Michael Oliver for this goal 18 min David Luiz yellow card after an earlier advantage from Michael Oliver 18 min Costa offside correct by Stuart Burt on the far side touchline

Today`s Match Officials RCT at 2016-11-26 18:25:58
The Match Officials selected for this game are as follows: Referee: Michael Oliver (MO) Assistant Referee 1. Gary Beswick Assistant Referee 2. Stuart Burt 4th Official: Bobby Madley

The Ref Show RCT at 2016-11-26 18:24:45
Don`t forget to tune into the much viewed The Ref Show we have experts from within the game giving their views on the latest refereeing / assistant refereeing performances.

Pre Match Build Up RCT at 2016-11-26 18:23:33
Have you been to a game today and want to air your views on a decision? then please get in touch. I am sure that the key match decision in the Burnley v Manchester City game at lunchtime will be discussed by the YATR team. In the 1st half the ball is played from a Burnley free kick to Hendrick who is offside (not given), he is then barged into back by Otamendi of Manchester City in the Manchester City penalty area. A question here for you and the YATR team is does the offside decision come first (if given) or should a penalty kick have been awarded? neither happened in this incident, one for you and the The Ref Show  to discuss. Tweets about  @youaretheref

PRE MATCH BUILD UP RCT at 2016-11-26 18:19:26
What an early Christmas cracker we have today in this London derby when we see Chelsea v Spurs which is being played at Stamford Bridge. Spurs the only unbeaten side in the Premier League, will be reflecting on this game last season when they finally lost their grip on the Premier League title. This was a feisty game last season and I am sure that a similar game awaits us. Our referee today is Michael Oliver and I am certain that his dynamic sprinting will be tested today in what I am sure will be an end to end and fast flowing game: