CONFIRMED REFEREE FOR CHELSEA VS CRYSTAL PALACE

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The match officials have been announced for Chelsea’s match with Crystal Palace this weekend, as the Blues welcome the Eagles for an important clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

While Palace will be fighting a relegation battle, Chelsea will be fighting to secure a top four spot.

The Blues have lost four of their last five league games, and the last thing the team needs now is to drop points against Palace who have won three out of their last five games against the Blues, including victories in their last two trips to Stamford Bridge.

Anthony Taylor will be the referee in charge of this fixture.

Taylor was the one who handed the Blues a penalty following a foul on Eden Hazard by Hector Bellerin in the 2-2 draw against Arsenal, and the official has been in charge of four Chelsea games this season, including the victories over Spurs and Manchester United, as well as the 1-0 defeat at West Ham.

In his 17 games officiating the Blues since 2012, Chelsea have won 10, drawn five and lost twice, while the Blues have yet to lose at home with Taylor in charge.

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