West Brom v Chelsea


Full Time

AH at 2017-05-12 21:57:08

Full Time

#WBACHE Thanks for tuning in this evening. We have 7, yes 7, more RefCam games from the EPL this weekend, starting with the 12.30PM UK time kick-off tomorrow as Manchester City entertain Leicester City.

Full Time

AH at 2017-05-12 21:55:22

Full Time

Michael Oliver should be very pleased with his evening’s work – the key plus points being:


  • The referee showed a calm and collected approach throughout – he was not swayed at all by player or crowd.


  • His recognition of penal offences was of a very high standard throughout; I cannot recall one occurrence of an obviously incorrect call, and his use of cautions at the correct times in the game was another major plus.


  • The key plus point was the referee’s ability to make the job in hand look easy – he has a calm authority and is confident, without being arrogant.


There can be no doubt that the game was brought to safe and successful conclusion by the match officials was no controversy to speak about, just what the referee and his team would have wished for at kick-off.


AH at 2017-05-12 21:52:40

Full Time Game over, Chelsea are champions, congratulations to Chelsea from us all here at You Are The Ref


AH at 2017-05-12 21:50:37

#WBACHE – 5 minutes to go – 5 minutes to another entertaining Conte celebration perhaps?


AH at 2017-05-12 21:47:46

#WBACHE Once again the referee remains calm as some mindless idiots take to the field of play – ball under arm, authority personified.


AH at 2017-05-12 21:42:41

GOAL!  Batshuayi sends the travelling Chelsea fans into raptures with a key goal 8 minutes from time.  Antonio Conte does a Barry Fry impression with his celebration, much to the delight of his colleagues in the technical area!


AH at 2017-05-12 21:35:59

10 minutes to go – 10 minutes to bring the game to a safe and successful conclusion.


AH at 2017-05-12 21:32:08

Yellow CardWilson cynical, Oliver decisive !


AH at 2017-05-12 21:30:20

#WBACHE There have not been too many opportunities to apply the advantage clause, but Michael Oliver successfully did so, allowing Rondon to run on goal after David Luiz had offended in the centre circle


AH at 2017-05-12 21:24:54

A quarter of the game to go,time for the refereeing team to refocus and go again for the remaining 20+ minutes – more of the same will do nicely thanks.


AH at 2017-05-12 21:19:12

Tony Pullis replaces McClean with Chadli, a wise move by the West Brom manager as the former was running the gauntlet of a second yellow card.


AH at 2017-05-12 21:16:38

More calm and authoritative refereeing as Michael Oliver brings in the Home Team skipper to help calm down a frustrated Chris Brunt


AH at 2017-05-12 21:12:34

Nyom offend close to the touchline and guess who is ideally placed to recognise this !!!!


AH at 2017-05-12 21:04:28

Interesting to note that Chelsea’s first attack of the second half comes down their right-hand flank, early pressure on the already cautioned McClean perhaps?


AH at 2017-05-12 21:01:53

#WBACHE Here we go for the second-half, let’s hope for an increase in the 3 shots on target so far.  Not that that will worry Micheal Oliver and his team

Half Time

AH at 2017-05-12 20:59:34

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Half Time

AH at 2017-05-12 20:53:33

Half Time

#WBACHE Half-time and an object lesson in calm refereeing so far from Michael Oliver. It was important that he asserted his authority with the 2 yellow cards, both totally justified and essential in retaining match control.

Half Time

AH at 2017-05-12 20:51:31

Half Time#WBACHE Welcome relief for the Home Tea, time to regroup and re plan – in the meantime, all is good in the Match Officials Dressing Room as the cool-hand of Michael Oliver continues to retain control with minimum fuss and maximum focus.


AH at 2017-05-12 20:47:44

The over-hit corner summarises the Home Team’s first half – they have not looked the part and are fortunate not to be behind


AH at 2017-05-12 20:44:38

3 minute to the break – all good so far for the 3rd Team on the field


AH at 2017-05-12 20:43:06

Micheal Oliver will not be phased at all by the antics of the Home Team support who are sarcastically cheering a throw-in to their team.


AH at 2017-05-12 20:39:09

Yellow CardSam Field, the West Brom youngster, recklessly challenges Pedro and in his frustration, he receives a totally justified caution. Michael Oliver proving his consistency.


AH at 2017-05-12 20:34:07

McCLean has to be careful, he has already been cautioned – I am sure that Chelsea will continue to attack down their right-hand side to put the pressure on the full-back.  This is something that the refereeing team need to be aware of.


AH at 2017-05-12 20:30:26

#WBACHE Full of praise so far for Michael Oliver’s judgement in regard to penal offence challenges. Just 4 in the game so far, plus the ones not given, all judged to perfection.


AH at 2017-05-12 20:26:56

Once again Michael Oliver is in the perfect position to judge that Evans committed no offence in the penalty area and the ice-man Olivier is unmoved


AH at 2017-05-12 20:23:45

Yellow CardMcClean decides that the teddy should come out of the pram, his objections were not justified and his actions warrant the first yellow card of the evening.


AH at 2017-05-12 20:20:20

Rondon takes the ground far easily and the referee is not foolery by his antics, good positioning helps to sell the decision


AH at 2017-05-12 20:14:50

#WBACHE – this is a good test of Michael’s level of fitness, end to end stuff


AH at 2017-05-12 20:10:56

No concerns at all for the match officials so far- there will be a whole change of tempo when the first goal goes in, but we are no where near that at the moment !!

AH at 2017-05-12 20:03:39

#WBACHE One of Michael’s major assets is his fitness, positioning and movement, let’s see he goes this evening, @youaretheref


AH at 2017-05-12 20:00:45

Are Chelsea 90 minutes from the title – we will see ……………………………

AH at 2017-05-12 19:56:06

Michael Oliver takes charge this evening, Jake Collin and Con Hatzidakis are his ‘wingmen’, Stuart Attwell may have his work cut out with the Home Team manager if Chelsea, as predicted, dominate the game.


AH at 2017-05-12 19:52:56

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AH at 2017-05-12 19:51:54

This season we have confirmation of attendance from referees from 12 different countries from around the globe, including USA, Scandinavia, Columbia, New Zealand, Estonia, UAE and Iran.  Throughout the tournament they will receive coaching, advice and guidance from former Premier League coaches and assessors.


AH at 2017-05-12 19:50:37

Overseas visitors to this year’s tournament include Seattle Sounders, Houston Dynamo, JHR Rotterdam, FC Basel, Al Dhafra, Kawasaki Frontale, ANB Futbol and Maiden City – a truly international tournament.


AH at 2017-05-12 19:46:06

Not long now until the Youdan Trophy  www.youdantrophy.com and we look forward to welcoming back to Sheffield, UK many teams and officials for this year’s tournament.


AH at 2017-05-12 19:44:38

As always, some great articles on our website, including some interesting thoughts from guest contributor by Andy Townsend on the use of Video Assistant Referees (VARs) – please visit https://you-are-the-ref.com/lets-hit-divers-red-get-full-value-vars/ for details.


AH at 2017-05-12 19:43:20

#WBACHE Welcome to The Hawthorns for we could be the Premier League title decider, 3 points for Chelsea and the spoils go back down the M1 to Stamford Bridge.