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Confirmed Match Officials: Manchester City vs Chelsea (Premier League)



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Andy Madley will take charge of Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Saturday evening.

Manchester City are looking to further extend their current winning streak with a win over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium this weekend, as Pep Guardiola’s side continue their pursuit of a fourth consecutive Premier League title.

Wins over both Chelsea and Brentford over the next week would move Manchester City to the top of the Premier League table and in control of their own destiny, as just two points continue to separate the Blues, Liverpool and Arsenal.

City, who are unbeaten against Chelsea since the UEFA Champions League Final loss in 2021, fell to late a draw at Stamford Bridge in November, as Cole Palmer secured a point against his former club from the penalty spot during an enthralling 4-4 draw.

Manchester City hadn’t conceded a goal against Chelsea in the six previous meetings prior to the 4-4 draw in west London, although clean sheets are currently proving a rarity for the Cityzens, with just 11 in 37 matches so far this season.

City kept a clean sheet against Everton last weekend in the Premier League, as a late Erling Haaland brace secured a crucial 2-0 win at the Etihad Stadium.

The Blues were also victorious in the UEFA Champions League in midweek, winning 3-1 against FC Copenhagen in the last-16 first-leg.

Ahead of Saturday’s clash with Chelsea, the Premier League have announced the Match Officials for the fixture at the Etihad Stadium.

Match Referee

Andy Madley has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s clash with Chelsea on Saturday evening.

The referee has officiated 22 matches so far this season across all competitions, showing 87 yellow cards and three red cards.

Madley last took charge of Manchester City in September, when Pep Guardiola’s side beat West Ham 3-1 at the London Stadium.

Assistant Referees

Madley will be accompanied at the Etihad Stadium by Assistant Referees Marc Perry and Nick Hopton.

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee Peter Bankes and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Ian Hussin.

Fourth Official

Keith Stroud has been named as the Fourth Official.

The referee will be overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino.