Premier League Chelsea’s Malo Gusto should have been sent off vs Fulham – Silva

Fulham manager Marco Silva has blasted VAR for their decision not to red card Chelsea player Malo Gusto following his reckless tackle on Willian in their 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

With the score goalless, Gusto caught Willian high on his ankle with his studs. Referee Anthony Taylor duly booked the full-back, but the dangerous nature of the challenge meant it was somewhat surprising when there was no recommendation that Taylor go to the screen for a second look.

Addressing the incident in his press conference, Silva said: “A clear mistake from the VAR, in our opinion, given some conversation that we had with the fourth official, it’s a clear red card in that situation.

“It’s difficult for Anthony Taylor to decide, for him to see if it’s a red card or not. He decided yellow card, and we have to be fair with him because the moment is really quick for him to see if it’s so dangerous from Malo Gusto.

“But after has to come the decision from the VAR to overturn the decision, in my opinion. In the Premier League so far, in 10 moments like that one, nine have been a red card. This afternoon wasn’t a red card.

“Okay, the decision is a clear mistake from the VAR to not overturn the decision, to give the chance for Anthony Taylor to go to the screen.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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