Huddersfield v Chelsea
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Assistants: Peter Kirkup, Marc Perry
Fourth official: Michael Oliver
David Wagner’s side surprised a lot of people last season, not lease Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with a refreshing brand of football from a newly promoted side.
Though their top-flight status wasn’t confirmed until the last knockings of the season, no one will begrudge them another campaign amongst the elite.
NAME | Chris Kavanagh
AGE | 32
YEAR APPOINTED| 2017
COUNTY FA | Manchester FA
MAJOR HONOURS |
REF RANKING 17/18 | 7TH
PL GAMES 18/19 / TOTAL| 0
YELLOWS 18/19 / TOTAL | 0
REDS 18/19 / TOTAL | 0
The Blues have looked comfortable in training under Maurizio Sarri, however, after their meek surrender to Manchester City in the Community Shield, the Italian will want Chelsea to be at it from the first whistle.
Chris Kavanagh will do well to keep a tight rein particularly in the opening exchanges, and PGMOL have made exactly the right call by having Michael Oliver as fourth official.
Having such an experienced head in his ear can only be of benefit.
Where is Kavanagh in the Referee Rankings?
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