Confirmed referee for Manchester City vs Chelsea clash

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Chelsea return from the international break with a massive clash as Frank Lampard’s side will travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City on Saturday.

That game is expected to be a cracker between the Premier League’s number 3 and number 4 side.

Martin Atkinson will be the centre referee in charge of the game and the linesmen in charge will be Lee Betts and Constantine Hatzidakis

Fourth official for the game is Jonathan Moss, while VAR officials are Andre Marriner and Andy Halliday.

Atkinson has taken charge of 11 Premier League games so far this season, showing a whopping 33 yellow and 1 red cards as well as awarding 4 penalties.

Meanwhile, former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer still sees Manchester City as Liverpool’s only threat to the Premier League title despite the rise of Leicester City and Chelsea.

McAteer told the Racing Post: “What Brendan Rodgers is doing at Leicester is outstanding and the job Frank Lampard is doing at Chelsea is probably even more impressive.

“I remember speaking to Frank when Chelsea and Liverpool played the Super Cup in Istanbul and you could hear his concerns.

“Where were the goals going to come from? Could Mason Mount do for Chelsea what he had done for Derby? Would he miss Antonio Rudiger? But he and his players have answered all those questions and more.

“I’m a big fan of Frank and think Chelsea can continue to improve but they aren’t title contenders this season.”

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