Date: 3rd May 2018 at 10:38pm
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The lowdown on the man in the middle for Liverpool’s trip to Chelsea on Sunday…

The Premier League has announced the officiating teams who will be taking charge of top-flight fixtures during Matchweek 37 of the 2017/18 season.

The players of Liverpool and Chelsea, who meet at Stamford Bridge for a 4.30pm BST kick-off on Sunday, May 6, will be joined on the pitch by referee Anthony Taylor.

Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn are his designated assistants, while Craig Pawson will be patrolling the technical areas in the role of fourth official.

Taylor’s 36 previous games this season have yielded a total of 132 yellow cards and five red.

The Manchester native’s yellow card average currently stands at 3.77-per-game, with a red card shown every 7.2 matches.

Liverpool have won two and drawn one of their three 2017/18 encounters with the 39-year-old. The most recent being the resounding 5-0 victory over Watford at Anfield in March (one yellow card shown, one to Liverpool).

Chelsea have won three, drawn one and lost one of the five matches they’ve played under Taylor’s watchful eye this term.

Taylor is associated with the Cheshire Football Association and became a member of the Select Group of Premier League referees in 2010.

Promotion to FIFA’s list for European and international matches followed in 2013.


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