Confirmed Officials: AFC Bournemouth vs Chelsea | Premier League
The officials have been confirmed for Chelsea’s Premier League clash against AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Chelsea are looking to do the league double over Bournemouth this weekend after winning the reverse fixture 2-0 at Stamford Bridge back in December thanks to first half goals from Kai Havertz and Mason Mount.
But form is against caretaker Frank Lampard’s side; Chelsea have not won a game since March 11 in all competitions and their last six matches have all ended in defeat.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth have almost secured their Premier League status for next season after a run of four wins in their last five, which has moved them up into 13th and level on points with Chelsea.
Manager Gary O’Neil has been lauded by Lampard ahead of the game for the impact he has made on the Cherries. The 44-year-old said: “(He’s done) a great job, full credit to him. I don’t know any of the details behind the scenes. He’s done a lot of good work there. He’s created a team with high energy, high quality, feeling of togetherness at the club.
“Considering where he came in, he’s done a good job and getting the credit he rightfully deserves.”
Now the officials for the league meeting have been revealed by the Premier League ahead of the encounter.
The Premier League have confirmed that John Brooks will take charge of the meeting down on the south coast.
John Brooks will be supported by Matthew Wilkes and Timothy Wood on the touchline.
Gavin Ward has been named as the Fourth Official for Saturday’s match, with the referee overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of Gary O’Neil and Frank Lampard.
Overviewing proceedings from Stockley Park on Saturday afternoon will be Peter Bankes, who has been named as the Video Assistant Referee, with the Assistant Video Assistant Referee being Dan Robathan.
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