Refereeing standards have declined in Premier League, says Vincent Kompany

Burnley manager was sent off during 2-2 draw at Chelsea‘I keep saying what I think, I won’t shy away from it’

Refereeing standards in the Premier League have dropped this season, the Burnley manager, Vincent Kompany, said on Monday, joining widespread criticism of officiating after a number of controversial decisions.

Kompany’s side were reduced to 10 men against Chelsea on Saturday when Lorenz Assignon was sent off by Darren England, and the Belgian was also shown a red card for protesting against the decision to award a penalty and dismiss Assignon for a second booking. The relegation-threatened club, 19th in the table with eight games left, drew 2-2 at Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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