Man at centre of Chelsea v Spurs controversy is snubbed by the Premier League

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The Premier League official who was involved in the controversial decision between Chelsea and Spurs on Saturday afternoon has found himself left out of this weekend’s top flight action.

Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso was involved in a challenge with Cesar Azpilicueta where the Argentine appeared to stamp on the shin of the Chelsea captain.

The incident saw referee Michael Oliver take no action against the Argentine which led to VAR to decide to review the clash between the two players.

VAR official David Coote, who was based at Stockley Park decided initially that Lo Celso should escape any punishment.

Later in the day, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) admitted that Coote had made a human error and should have instead sent him off (Sky Sports).

The Daily Mail have now revealed that Coote will be rested this weekend.

Lo Celso’s dismissal would have been catastrophic for Tottenham given their injury problems with Harry Kane and Heung-min Son and would have faced a three-match ban.

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