Chelsea will take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 24th February.
Having lost the Community Shield against City at the start of the campaign, Maurizio Sarri will have the opportunity to win his first title – a feat he never achieved at Napoli or his previous jobs.
Jonathan Moss has been tasked with the responsibility of officiating this clash as the centre referee. The 48-year-old from Sunderland will take charge in the final of the Carabao Cup – he’s yet to officiate the League Cup final. Experienced referee Martin Atkinson has been appointed as the VAR official at Wembley.
Having been given this opportunity for the first time later this month, Moss revealed just how delighted he is at the opportunity.
“It is a big honour to be selected to officiate a major cup final and it is an occasion I am looking forward to overseeing,” Moss said.
“Having taken charge of the FA Cup Final and the Community Shield previously, the Carabao Cup Final was the one missing from the collection.
“So for me personally it is a proud moment in my career.
“The selection of match officials on duty is a culmination of the hard work and dedication that goes on throughout the course of a season.
“And that wouldn’t be possible without the team behind us and everybody pushing in the same direction.”
Moss told the EFL official website
Before this clash which comes up in a fortnight’s time, Chelsea will be away to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday in a Premier League clash.
Ahead of this weekend’s clash, City boss Pep Guardiola has called Chelsea a big bull and believes that the Chelsea game will be more difficult than the test against Arsenal. The City boss also said Chelsea have the advantage with a week of rest.
Speaking after their win over Everton last night, Guardiola said: “We started well with Arsenal and Everton but now comes a really, really big test — a big bull.
“Chelsea is an exceptional team with seven days to prepare that game.
“We will try. We have to prepare well. This is a real final for us this weekend.
“If we are able to take these points, we are going to take a huge step forward.”
Mike Dean has been appointed as the centre referee for this weekend’s clash.