Martin Atkinson will take charge of on-the-field matters when Manchester City return to action in the Premier League against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 23rd November.
Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from the disappointing result at Anfield that preceded the international break. Pep Guardiola’s side fell nine points behind league leaders Liverpool, in a game packed full of controversy as well as quality from both sides.
Martin Atkinson (48) will be the man in the middle in Manchester on Saturday 23rd, supported by Lee Betts and Constantine Hatzidakis as assistant referees. Touchline matters have been affiliated to Jonathan Moss.
Atkinson will be taking charge of his 49th match involving Manchester City, since his first appearances in a game involving the blues in 2004. The experienced match official last officiated a game involving the champions at the start of the 2019/20 campaign – the Community Shield victory over title rivals Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.
As for the Video Assistant Referees, they will be manned by Andre Marriner (VAR) and Andy Halliday (Assistant VAR).
Match referee Atkinson will take charge of his 13th Premier League fixture of the season when Manchester City take on Chelsea. So far, Atkinson has handed out 33 yellow cards in his previous 13 matches, sending off one player and awarding four penalties in the process.
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