Confirmed Officials: Chelsea vs Southampton | Premier League
The officials have been confirmed for Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Chelsea host the Saints, who are currently managerless following the sacking of Nathan Jones last week
Southampton opted to part ways with Jones after a 2-1 home defeat 10-man Wolves, seeing them sit bottom of the Premier League and four points adrift of safety with 16 games to play.
Meanwhile, Chelsea suffered their first defeat in five games in all competitions on Wednesday. Graham Potter’s side were beaten 1-0 by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Ahead of their return to west London, Potter knows Chelsea can’t take Southampton’s previous form for granted now they are no longer managed by Jones.
He said: “What has happened before is no reference, that is the challenge. For us, we have to focus on ourselves, what we do well and then prepare and make sure we’re ready for the challenge. There’s a big challenge coming our way.”
Now the officials for the league meeting have been revealed by the Premier League ahead of the encounter.
The Premier League confirmed that David Coote will take charge of the meeting in the capital.
David Coote will be supported by Nick Hopton and Timothy Wood on the touchline.
Darren Bond 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 first-team coach Ruben Selles, who is currently in charge following the sacking of Jones.
Overviewing proceedings from Stockley Park on Saturday afternoon will be Robert Jones, who has been named as the Video Assistant Referee, with the Assistant Video Assistant Referee being Nick Greenhalgh.