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Confirmed Officials: Wolves vs Chelsea | Premier League



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The officials have been confirmed for Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Wolves at Molineux on Saturday afternoon.

Chelsea head to the Midlands in what will be Frank Lampard’s first game back in charge of the Blues after his caretaker appointment on Thursday, succeeding sacked Graham Potter until the end of the season.

Lampard will be hoping to bring Chelsea back up the table, currently in 11th place, and get them back back to winning ways after a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa last weekend which signalled the end for Potter and a goalless draw to Liverpool in midweek.

“I’m very thankful for the ones that are delighted,” was the 44-year-old’s message to the Chelsea fans.

“If there are some that are not delighted they can know that I will do my utmost to get the team to where I want it to be and give them a team that they’re proud of.”

Julen Lopetegui is ready to crash the party on Saturday when Lampard’s returns to the Chelsea dugout at Molineux. He said: “First of all, I’m sorry for Graham Potter and welcome to the new coach Frank Lampard. It’s not under my control that it was going to happen, so we have to put the focus on ourselves, in our team.

“Chelsea is maybe one of the best squads in the world, a lot of top players in all of the positions. With a new coach, we don’t know if he will change anything or not. This is not under our control. We have to put the focus in our work.”

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


The Premier League confirmed that Peter Bankes will take charge of the meeting in the Midlands.


Peter Bankes will be supported by Eddie Smart and Nick Greenhalgh on the touchline.

Fourth Official

Dean Whitestone 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 Frank Lampard and Julen Lopetegui.

VAR/Assistant VAR

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