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When Burnley last played at home three weeks ago against Crystal Palace, Graham Scott was involved in a controversial incident while on VAR duty but tomorrow he’s in the middle as referee when we face West Ham United.

Quite how on earth he didn’t overturn Simon Hooper’s decision not to show a red card Joachim Andersen, only he will know, but it is no surprise really given some of his performances when refereeing Burnley games.

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He’s been a Select Group referee since 2015 and after two years was surprisingly allowed to continue after he appealed the PGMOL decision to demote him. He was used regularly in the Premier League until February this year but now gets more games back in the Football League.

This season he’s refereed ten games of which half have been in the Premier League. In those ten games there have been 38 yellow and three red cards. There have been more home yellow cards with 22 of them going to home team players and just sixteen to away team players.

The three red cards all came in the League Two fixture which left ten man Colchester ending their 1-1 home draw against nine man Bristol Rovers. Four days later he was back in the Premier League but tomorrow will be his first top flight fixture for five weeks.

His last game was last Saturday’s Championship game between Bristol City and Derby at Ashton Gate which Bristol City won 1-0. The home team had Tomas Kalas, Tyreeq Bakinson and Cameron Pring yellow carded alongside Derby pair Craig Forsyth and Jason Knight.

The fourth official tomorrow is Craig Pawson whose last Burnley game was the 0-0 draw at Aston Villa almost a year ago. Jon Moss, who is on VAR duty, was the referee when we beat Brentford at home in October.

Match Officials

Referee: Graham Scott
Assistant Referees: Darren Cann & Richard West
Fourth Official: Craig Pawson
VAR: Jon Moss
Assistant VAR: Timothy Wood

Previous Burnley Games – Graham Scott

SeasonOpponentsVResYRBurnley Players Carded
2010/11Readinga1-240Y: Thompson, Mears, Duff
2011/12Coventrya2-181Y: Rodriguez. Bartley, Wallace, Edgar, Hines
2012/13Brightona0-150Y; Ings, McCann, Shackell
2013/14Ipswicha1-000
2013/14Bournemoutha1-120
2014/15Aston Villah1-170Y: Kightly, Marney, Barnes
2015/16Boltonh2-050Y: Darikwa, Barton
2015/16Hullh1-020Y: Vokes
2016/17Sunderlandh4-120Y: Marney
2016/17Lincolnh0-140Y: Barton, Barnes
2017/18Manchester Citya1-430Y: Westwood, Cork
2018/19Southamptona0-010Y: Cork
2018/19Tottenhama0-120Y: Brady, Bardsley
2018/19Manchester Citya0-510
2019/20Southamptonh3-000
2019/20Evertonh1-041Y: Hendrick, Westwood
2020/21Arsenala1-031Y: Brady
2020/21Chelseaa0-210Y: Westwood
2020/21Leedsh0-420Y: Westwood
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