Chelsea Have Received the Highest Number of Bookings for Simulation Since 2014/15

?Premier League champions Chelsea have apparently been on the receiving end of the most bookings for simulation for the past three seasons, according to Opta stats.

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As Diego Costa will tell you, the first yellow he received as a Blues player was as a result of the referee deciding (wrongly of course) that he had dived in a match against Burnley.

Per Opta, the London side have seen players booked for trying to con the referee on eight occasions since 2014/15.

??The last notable episode came in the form of Victor Moses receiving a second yellow from referee Anthony Taylor during last season’s FA Cup final after being adjudged as having dived, with the Blues ultimately losing to Arsenal.

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Those stats hardly prove that Chelsea are notorious divers, but they have gotten on the wrong end of a few decisions these last few years, so it would be in their best interest to err on the side of caution this season and moving forwa.


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