Everyone remembers the coach of both teams after the bloody London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham, however, let us not lose sight of the main source of this debate
Fans will remember rookie Cucurella on the Chelsea side being pulled by center-back Romero on the visitors side in Harry Kane’s 2-2 equalizer for Spurs. At the time, neither referee Anthony Taylor nor video assistant referee Mike Dean thought it was a foul.
Cucurella stated after the game that the incident with Romero left him perplexed about the referee’s decisions. He, like Tuchel, believes it is unknown when a player is permitted to pull an opponent’s hair. Despite previous incidents, the £62 million Chelsea full-back insists he will not lose his “pride.”
For many Chelsea fans, Romero’s action was far too audacious. Some compared the Argentine midfielder to a “driver pulling strings in a steam engine.” But keep in mind that the arbitrator’s decision is entirely correct, as there is precedent involving hair pulling without punishment.
After the final whistle in the Championship about 18 months ago, Cardiff and Watford players were engulfed in a chaotic scene. In retaliation, Watford defender Francisco Sierralta pulled Aden Flint’s hair on the opposing team’s side and ran away. Sierralta, on the other hand, faces no punishment.
After all, the situation in the London derby was simply Romero’s calculated defense. And if Cucurella decides to keep her hair, Chelsea’s Premier League rivals may gain a small advantage this season.
Cucurella, on the other hand, believes Romero’s hair loss merits a red card. He confirmed: “It’s a clear red card for me. The referee sometimes makes the correct decision and sometimes does not, but this is not my problem. I’m only concerned with the game.
I don’t have a problem with him [Romero], it’s just a game action. However, it has the potential to alter the outcome.”
Boehly negotiates a 30-million-euro deal directly.
Despite the addition of Raheem Sterling to the squad, Chelsea is still looking to add another quality striker to Stamford Bridge in order to improve their scoring performance.
Recently, the Stamford Bridge team has kept a close eye on a number of quality strikers, most notably Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Since being kicked out of Arsenal by coach Mikel Arteta, the Gabonese star has been out of the Premier League for more than a half-season. However, his impressive form in a Barcelona jersey has helped him get on Chelsea’s radar.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Blues have scheduled a meeting with Aubameyang’s agent this week. Before making an official offer to Barca, President Todd Boehly wants to learn the terms of the agreement and agree on personal terms.
The Blaugrana is also willing to sell Aubameyang for around 30 million euros. Despite successfully recruiting Robert Lewandowski, coach Xavi believes this player is still an important part of the plan.
After witnessing Aubameyang’s ability to quickly integrate into the general play, the Spaniard praised his contribution. Aubameyang scored 13 goals in 23 appearances for Barcelona last season, contributing significantly to the club’s second-place finish in La Liga.