Confirmed Officials: Chelsea vs Leeds United | Premier League
The officials have been confirmed for Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Leeds United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
It’s the first of two ‘make or break’ games for Chelsea head coach Graham Potter, whose future at Stamford Bridge is under intense pressure following their results since October 2022.
Chelsea suffered a 2-0 defeat last weekend to Spurs to inflict them to a third straight defeat in all competitions, leaving them in 10th place, while Leeds will head to the capital under the management of Javi Gracia, who was appointed to succeed Jesse Marsch in February.
in his first game in charge, Gracia’s side claimed a 1-0 win over Southampton at Elland Road ahead of their FA Cup tie against Fulham on Tuesday night.
After a torrid run of results, Potter is desperate to relieve some of the growing pressure to stop the losing streak of three games, and Leeds will be the next opportunity for his team to claim their first win in seven games (D3, L3).
“We need to lift the mood, lift the spirit, find a good feeling,” the 47-year-old said after the Spurs defeat. “Hopefully, we can get a nice game and three points because that is really important for us at this stage.”
Now the officials for the league meeting have been revealed by the Premier League ahead of the encounter.
The Premier League confirmed that Michael Oliver will take charge of the meeting in the capital.
Michael Oliver will be supported by Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett on the touchline.
David Coote has been named as the Fourth Official for Saturday’s match, with the referee overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Graham Potter and Javi Gracia.
Overviewing proceedings from Stockley Park on Saturday afternoon will be Darren England, who has been named as the Video Assistant Referee, with the Assistant Video Assistant Referee being Dan Cook.