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Chelsea vs Fulham: Anthony Taylor to referee Premier League clash



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The officials have been confirmed for Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Fulham on Saturday afternoon.

It’s the west London derby and Chelsea are hoping to claim the league double over their neighbours as 10th take on 13th at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea claimed a 2-0 win over Marco Silva’s side back in October after two goals in a minute from Mykhailo Mudryk and Armando Broja sealed bragging rights for the Blues at Craven Cottage.

Silva is expecting another tough battle against Pochettino, who is hoping to bounce back immediately following a shock 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough on Tuesday night in the 1st leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie.

“We are going to play against Chelsea, I have huge respect for him as well,” admitted the Fulham boss pre-match.

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“We have a very good relationship and a good connection (Pochettino). They’re a very good side with a very good manager as well and I’m sure it will be a very tough game for us.”

Now the officials for the league meeting have been revealed by the Premier League ahead of the encounter.


The Premier League have confirmed that Anthony Taylor will take charge of the meeting in London.

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Anthony Taylor will be supported by Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn on the touchline.

Fourth Official

Simon Hooper has been named as the Fourth Official for Saturday’s match, with the referee overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of Mauricio Pochettino and Marco Silva.

VAR/Assistant VAR

Overviewing proceedings from Stockley Park on Saturday afternoon will be Michael Salisbury, who has been named as the Video Assistant Referee, with the Assistant Video Assistant Referee being Adrian Holmes.