Officials – Arsenal v Chelsea (24/1/18)

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The Football Association have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Arsenal and Chelsea this Wednesday.

Arsenal host Chelsea on Wednesday January 24 for the EFL Cup semi final second leg at the Emirates Stadium and the match carries an 8pm kick off.

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistant Refs: Simon Bennett and Scott Ledger
Fourth Official: Andre Marriner
VAR & AVAR: Neil Swarbrick and Mick McDonough

Match Day referee Oliver has officiated 25 games in 2017/18, showing 94 yellow cards and five red cards so far.

He took in 44 games in 2016/17 with a return of 138 yellow cards and five red cards.

His highest card count that season was seven yellows in the game between Watford and Manchester United.

He took in 36 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 131 yellow cards and nine red cards.

He was most card happy in the Capital One Cup final between Liverpool and Manchester City in February with ten yellow cards being shown.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of the players edge closer to automatic bans.


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