First Turf Moor game in almost a year for referee Oliver
Michael Oliver will referee our home game tomorrow in what will be his first Turf Moor game in the middle since we played Spurs early last season. His only other Burnley game since was the 3-0 win at Crystal Palace.
Oliver is now a very experienced referee having taken charge of his first Premier League game over eleven years ago at the age of 25. That was back in the 2007/08 season for a home game against Scunthorpe; at the time he was just 22.
The red card was met with a strong reaction from Leicester. He was close to the incident and opted to take no action but changed his decision having been invited to take another look by VAR official Darren England.
Oliver’s assistant referee tomorrow is Craig Pawson while Chris Kavanagh will be on VAR duty. Pawson refereed just one Burnley game last season, then 0-0 draw at Aston Villa; Kavanagh’s most recent game was in the final home game of last season against Liverpool.
Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistant Referees: Stuart Burt & Simon Bennett
Fourth Official: Craig Pawson
VAR: Chris Kavanagh
Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis
Previous Burnley Games – Michael Oliver
|Season||Opponents||V||Res||Y||R||Burnley Players Carded|
|2008/09||Plymouth||h||0-0||2||1||Y: Eagles R: Eagles|
|2008/09||Swansea||h||0-2||2||1||Y: Elliott R: Duff|
|2012/13||Blackpool||h||1-0||4||0||Y: Mee, Paterson|
|2013/14||Blackpool||a||1-0||5||0||Y: Marney, Jones, Duff|
|2017/18||Crystal Palace||h||1-0||2||0||Y: Brady|
|2017/18||Crystal Palace||a||0-1||3||0||Y: Defour, Bardsley, Taylor|
|2018/19||Everton||h||1-5||6||0||Y: Lowton, Gibson|
|2018/19||Watford||a||0-0||3||0||Y: Mee, Bardsley|
|2019/20||Brighton||a||1-1||2||0||Y: Lennon, Westwood|
|2019/20||Chelsea||h||2-4||5||0||Y: Hendrick, Pieters, Brady|
|2019/20||Aston Villa||h||1-2||2||0||Y: Tarkowski|
|2019/20||West Ham||a||1-0||2||0||Y: Tarkowski|
|2020/21||Tottenham||h||0-1||2||0||Y: Brownhill, Long|