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Andre Marriner replaces Peter Bankes tonight

Change in match officials for tonight's game

22 December 2021

Referee: Andre Marriner 

Assistants: Ian Hussin and Timothy Wood

Fourth official: Graham Scott

Following a late change to the officials, Andre Marriner will take charge of his first Brentford game this evening, a week after he was set to oversee our visit from Manchester United. 

The Birmingham FA official started officiating by chance. In 1992, he went to a grass roots match as a neutral spectator. When the referee didn't turn up, he was asked to referee it. At the end they paid him £10 for his services, Marriner caught the bug and passed his course in April 1992.

He was appointed to the Football League list of referees in 2003, and was given his first Premier League appointment on 13 November 2004, a 4–0 home win by Charlton Athletic over Norwich City.

In 2005, Marriner was appointed to the Select Group 1 of Premier League referees and, three years later, was added to the FIFA list of international referees. 

The Solihull-born referee has taken charge of five Wembley finals including Wigan Athletic's FA Cup Final victory over Manchester City, Manchester United's Carabao Cup win against Southampton, and Arsenal's 2021 Community Shield win over Liverpool. 

So far this season, Marriner has shown 47 yellow cards and two reds, in 11 Premier League and EFL Cup games. 

Chelsea 21/22

186 fouls - Fifth-Most in Premier League

27 yellow cards - 14th in Premier League

1 red card - Fourth-Most in Premier League

All supporters must fill in a Covid-19 Self Declaration form before coming tonight and be able to show proof of an NHS COVID Pass or negative test result within the last 48 hours

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