John Moss, like too many other Premier League referees, is inept. His failure to act on Branislav Ivanovic’s repeated assault on James McCarthy is inexcusable. The pictures paint a clear image of ineptitude. Moss is looking directly at Ivanovic holding McCarthy in a strangle hold, he then goes onto push his head into McCarthy and possibly bite the Irish international. The punishment? Surely a red card! Nothing at all, not even a yellow!!!
What is equally frustrating is how easily influenced referees are. Without the melee and furore, Barry would have walked away and the game would have continued without much of a comment. Instead the Chelsea players, as they had done throughout the ninety minutes, surrounded the referee and demanded action.