Chelsea players furious after Reece James is sent off v Liverpool after VAR review

  • Rob Swan
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Chelsea’s players and coaching staff were left furious after Reece James was sent off for handball shortly before half-time against Liverpool.

Thomas Tuchel’s side had taken the lead earlier in the half courtesy of a sublime header from Kai Havertz.

However, the game was turned on its head in added time of the first half when James was sent off for a handball on the line.

Referee Anthony Taylor reviewed the incident via the VAR pitch-side monitor and showed James a straight red card.

James looked completely baffled by the decision before leaving the pitch.

Watch the incident here...

His teammates, meanwhile, surrounded Taylor demanding answers.

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