Date: 15th March 2017 at 9:39pm
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The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Crystal Palace and Watford this Saturday.

Crystal Palace host Watford on Saturday March 18 for the game at Selhurst Park and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Martin Atkinson
Linesmen: J Collin and G Beswick
Fourth Official: K Stroud

Match Day referee Atkinson has officiated 31 games in 2016/17, returning 109 yellow cards and two red cards.

His highest card count this season was seven yellows in the game between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion. He has shown seven yellows on four occasions.

He took in 46 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a whopping total of 169 yellow cards but only one red card.

He was most card happy in the game on February 14 between Arsenal and Leicester where he showed eight yellow cards and one red card. He showed eight yellows in April in the game between Sparta Prague and Villarreal. Prior to that Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen back on September 29 saw seven yellows He’s also hit six yellows in five games as well.

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

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