The Premier League’s key refereeing decisions will be scrutinised by a newly-introduced independent panel with the findings to be passed on to all 20 clubs.
Just 24 hours after Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham prompted Thomas Tuchel to rip into referee Anthony Taylor for his performance at Stamford Bridge, Sportsmail can reveal that top-flight clubs will now receive regular reports from the Professional Game Management Officials on the standard of officiating - including errors made during matches.
The new panel includes three former players, a Premier League representative and a PGMOL official.
Recently retired referees Jon Moss and Martin Atkinson - who have taken on roles at the PGMOL - would have the credentials to be part of the process.
The new measures are viewed as a positive step towards greater transparency for clubs with regards to referees decisions.
After the game Tuchel called for Taylor not to designated any future Chelsea matches following a string of calls from the referee that have gone against the Blues.
It is likely that Chelsea will wait on the report from their game against Spurs before deciding whether to formalise their complaints against Taylor.
However, the PGMOL are almost certain not to stand Taylor down from Chelsea games despite Tuchel’s comments.
In the short-term it is unlikely that Taylor will take charge of any games involving Tuchel’s side because referees are in constant rotation so they do not officiate the same club in a short space of time.
But there is no plan to permanently take Taylor off Blues matches this season.
The new panel will usually meet on Thursdays, meaning Chelsea will not receive the findings on their game against Tottenham until towards the end of the week.
Meanwhile, the Football Association are investigating for his remarks in which he appeared to question Taylor’s impartiality.
Taylor has history of angering Chelsea with his decisions having issued more yellow cards per game to Blues players than those from any other team, shown big-game red cards to Reece James and Mateo Kovacic.
A Harry Maguire stamp on Michy Batshuayi was also among a number of incidents the Blues feel he has ignored.