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Confirmed Officials: Newcastle United vs Chelsea | Premier League

Matthew Debono

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Confirmed Officials: Newcastle United vs Chelsea | Premier League

The officials have been confirmed for Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United on Saturday evening.

Newcastle host Chelsea in the final match before the 2022/23 season comes to a halt for the mid-season World Cup which commences next week.

Eddie Howe has taken his side into the top four after going unbeaten since the end of August, which has seen him collect the October Premier League Manager of the Month award.

Newcastle have been in scintillating form this term, reflected in their results, and Miguel Almiron will be ready to inflict further misery on Graham Potter's side after winning the Player of the Month award for October.

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

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Referee

The Premier League confirmed that Robert Jones will take charge of the meeting as the 2022/23 season continues.

Assistants

Robert Jones will be supported by Lee Betts and Ian Hussin on the touchline.

Fourth Official

Tim Robinson 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 Eddie Howe and Graham Potter.

VAR/Assistant VAR

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

A general view inside St. James' Park. (Alamy)
A general view inside St. James' Park. (Alamy)

What has been said ahead of the game?

Chelsea could see Jorginho return from a foot problem after he trained on Friday at the Blues' Cobham training base. With the mounting injury problems, the Italian's return will be welcomed in the north east.

"Jorgi trained today, so provided there's no reaction, he should be in the squad," said Potter on Friday ahead of the Premier League clash.

Jorginho on the ball against Arsenal. (Alamy)
Jorginho on the ball against Arsenal. (Alamy)

The visitors are aiming to win their first league game in five - drawing and losing two of their previous four - but come up against the Toon who will be wanting to continue their winning run heading into the World Cup break.

Potter admitted: "That's what we'll try to do (end positively before World Cup). We know Newcastle will want to do as well. It will be a tough match, but we will try our best."

He added: "They've got results and got results deservedly. That builds confidence and momentum."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Newcastle United, Chelsea, Premier League, Football

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