Date: 22nd December 2016 at 10:01pm
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The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Crystal Palace on Boxing Day.

Watford host Crystal Palace on Monday December 26 for the game at Vicarage Road and the match carries a 12.30pm kick off for screening by Sky Sports.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Linesmen: J Collin and S Bennett
Fourth Official: K Friend

Match Day referee Clattenburg has officiated 18 games in 2016/17 with a return of 67 yellow cards and three red cards.

His highest card count this season was in the Champions League tie between Sevilla and Juventus where he showed seven yellow cards and one red.

He took in 51 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 193 yellow cards and seven red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Bournemouth and Aston Villa on August 8 with a total of seven yellows being shown. That all went out the window though in the Chelsea v Tottenham game that handed Leicester City the title where he showed twelve yellow cards.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of our players edge closer to automatic bans.

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