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Martin Atkinson will referee tomorrow’s game against Fulham, just five weeks since he refereed our game against Brighton.

He’s certainly no stranger to us. Tomorrow will be his 24th Burnley game and his 18th in the Premier League and that’s three more than any other referee in the top league.

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He wasn’t at his best in that Brighton game but he is probably our best referee now and usually the only problems comes when he goes a bit over the top with his cards as he did last season in our game at Manchester United when nearly half of the players on the pitch were carded.

He retired from international football last season; his last game was the friendly international between Argentina and Italy at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, so all his games this season have been domestic games and, two cup ties apart, have all been in the Premier League.

In those games he’s shown 56 yellow cards and two red cards. Of those yellows, 24 have gone to home team players and 32 to away team players. His one red card in the Premier League came back in November when he sent off Brighton’s Dale Stephens in their 2-1 defeat at Cardiff.

Red card number two came in his last game but it needed the intervention of VAR. Atkinson had initially yellow carded Grimsby’s Andrew Fox in the third minute but that was changed to a red on the recommendations of the VAR referee. There were also two yellow cards in the game, given to Grimsby pair Mitch Rose and Luke Hendrie.

Martin Atkinson is currently third, at the last update, in RATE THE REF with a rating of 77.12 out of 100.

The assistant referees are Constantine Hatzidakis and Harry Lennard. The fourth official is Anthony Taylor whose last Burnley game was the home defeat against Newcastle in November.

Previous Burnley Games – Martin Atkinson

SeasonOpponentsVResYRBurnley Players Carded
2004/05Crewea1-110Y: Whittingham
2004/05Sheffield Uniteda1-220Y: Cahill
2006/07Norwichh2-020Y: Caldwell
2008/09Tottenhama1-410Y: Duff
2009/10Wolvesa0-230Y: Gudjonsson
2009/10Boltona0-150Y: Elliott, McDonald
2009/10Hulla4-160Y: Mears
2010/11West Hama1-520Y: Rodriguez, Elliott
2014/15Stokea2-140Y: Ings, Heaton
2014/15Chelseaa1-131Y: Boyd, Kightly
2014/15Tottenhamh0-020Y: Trippier, Mee
2014/15Hulla1-010Y: Ings
2016/17Bournemouthh3-240Y: Arfield, Boyd
2016/17Hulla1-131Y: Westwood, Barnes R: Barnes
2016/17Middlesbrougha0-030Y: Ward, Barnes, Keane
2017/18West Bromh0-111Y: Barnes
2017/18Swanseah2-020Y: Ward
2017/18Manchester Uniteda2-2100Y: Barnes, Taylor, Guðmundsson, Bardsley, Pope, Vokes, Cork
2017/18Manchester Cityh1-150Y: Long, Cork, Mee, Barnes
2017/18Leicesterh2-130Y: Lennon, Barnes
2018/19Cardiffa2-140Y: Westwood, Lowton, Lennon
2018/19Brightonh1-020Y: Tarkowski, Bardsley
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