Referees announced for Brighton's Premier League matches with Southampton and Chelsea

Michael Oliver. Picture by Getty Images
Michael Oliver. Picture by Getty Images

The officials have been announced for Brighton & Hove Albion's upcoming Premier League games with Southampton and Chelsea.

The Seagulls entertain Southampton on Saturday with both teams looking for three points to move further clear of the relegation zone.

Michael Oliver will be the man in the middle for the clash, with Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett his assistants. Graham Scott will be the fourth official.

Oliver has taken charge of 24 Premier League games this season and shown 72 yellow cards and six red.

Oliver has refereed just one Albion Premier League match this campaign, the 2-1 victory at Huddersfield in December when he sent off Terriers striker Steve Mounie for a foul on Yves Bissouma.

He also took charge of Brighton's 3-1 FA Cup third round win at Bournemouth.

Brighton then travel to Chelsea next Wednesday and Graham Scott will be in charge. He has shown 33 yellow cards and one red in 14 Premier League matches this campaign. Scott has not refereed a Albion game so far this season.

The assistant referees will be Mick McDonough and Neil Davies, with Kevin Friend the fourth official.


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