Confirmed Officials: Manchester City vs Chelsea | Premier League
The officials have been confirmed for Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Frank Lampard takes his Chelsea side to Manchester to face the newly-crowned Premier League champions, their third title in a row, after Arsenal fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Saturday
Man City are in buoyant mood heading into Sunday’s clash. They also ran riot on Wednesday night to put four past Real Madrid and book their spot in next month’s Champions League final in Istanbul to keep their treble hopes alive.
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After their European progress, Man City chief executive Ferran Soriano took a swipe at their critics, referencing Chelsea, over their accused lavish transfer spend which has now turned them into one of, if not the best side in the world currently.
“You only have to look at the investment in players in England in the last year, three years, five years… we are never the club spending the most on players,” he told Movistar. “There are many other clubs investing more money than us – Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal.
“You only have to look at the investment in players in England in the last year, three years, five years… we are never the club spending the most on players. There are many other clubs investing more money than us – #Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal.”
Now the officials for the league meeting have been revealed by the Premier League ahead of the encounter.
The Premier League have confirmed that Michael Oliver will take charge of the meeting in Manchester.
Michael Oliver will be supported by Stuart Burt and Lee Betts on the touchline.
Robert Jones has been named as the Fourth Official for Sunday’s match, with the referee overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of Pep Guardiola and Frank Lampard.
Overviewing proceedings from Stockley Park on Sunday afternoon will be John Brooks, who has been named as the Video Assistant Referee, with the Assistant Video Assistant Referee being Simon Bennett.
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