Revealed: Why Taylor was selected to officiate Chelsea vs Arsenal despite being ineligible

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Covid-19 has indeed brought a lot of changes to how things are run in many spheres of life, and football hasn’t been left out.

Family and friends of both Chelsea and Arsenal players will not be able to attend Saturday’s FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

Although Liverpool were allowed to have friends and family present at Anfield last week when they defeated Chelsea to celebrate their league title, players from both the finalists were hoping that they would be permitted to do same, but they haven’t been granted the permission.

According to the Evening Standard, traditionally an FA Cup Final is awarded to a referee only once in their career but, as friends and family of even officials cannot attend, Anthony Taylor was placed in charge again after previously overseeing the 2017 Final between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Taylor was the man in charge when Chelsea lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup final in 2017 under Antonio Conte.

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