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Confirmed Officials: AFC Bournemouth vs Chelsea | Premier League



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The officials have been confirmed for Chelsea’s Premier League clash against AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Mauricio Pochettino is hoping Chelsea can begin the post-international break with a win as they head down to the south coast to face Bournemouth.

Chelsea suffered a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest in their last league outing and currently sit 14th in the Premier League – claiming just four points from as many games to begin the season.

“I think it’s only a matter of time,” insisted Pochettino in his pre-match press conference on performances turning into results.

“We have very good players and a good squad. The circumstances are the circumstances. We are in a situation that we need to accept. We need to focus to try and get the results. For sure we are going to perform (better).”

Mauricio Pochettino (L) speaks with Chelsea’s English midfielder Conor Gallagher (R) during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge in London on September 2, 2023. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Bournemouth are yet to win this season. They have claimed just two points from their first four games. Chelsea will be keen to make it back-to-back wins against the Cherries after a 3-1 win back in May.

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


The Premier League have confirmed that David Coote will take charge of the meeting in Bournemouth.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 21: Referee David Coote gestures during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 21, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)


David Coote will be supported by Timothy Wood and Mark Scholes on the touchline.

Fourth Official

Tim Robinson has been named as the Fourth Official for Sunday’s match, with the referee overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of Andoni Iraola and Mauricio Pochettino.

VAR/Assistant VAR

Overviewing proceedings from Stockley Park on Sunday afternoon will be Andy Madley, who has been named as the Video Assistant Referee, with the Assistant Video Assistant Referee being Nick Hopton.