Referee for Chelsea match confirmed.

30/12/2014 17:15

The referee for Sundays FA Cup 3rd Round clash against Premier League leaders Chelsea, at Stamford Bridge, has been announced by The Football Association.


The referee will be Premier League Official Kevin Friend from Leicestershire. Friend refereed Watford in the FA Cup last season, when the Hornets were defeated 4-2 by Manchester City in the Fourth Round. Watford came close to causing an upset that day and were 0-2 up by Half Time. However, in the 2nd half, Manchester City’s quality told as they fought back to beat the Hornets 4-2, a score-line which was harsh on the Golden Boys considering their performance.


Friend has officiated 16 matches this season, the majority of which coming in the Premier League, and has handed out 65 yellow cards and 2 red.


For the full appointment, please see below:


Chelsea vs Watford


Referee – Kevin Friend



Linesman –  Harry Lennard and David Bryan.


Fourth Official – Lee Collins.