Date: 27th September 2017 at 5:53pm
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The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Stoke City and Southampton this Saturday.

Stoke City host Southampton on Saturday September 30 for the game at the Bet365 Stadium and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Mike Jones
Assistant Refs: Simon Beck and Derek Eaton
Fourth Official: Bobby Madley

Match Day referee Jones has officiated five games in 2017/18, with a return of 21 yellow cards.

He took in 30 games in 2016/17, with a return of 120 yellow cards and five red cards.

That season his highest card count was seven yellows and one red in the Accrington v Morecambe game. He also showed eight yellows and one red in the game Sheffield United and Scunthorpe United.

He took in 40 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 131 yellow cards and three red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Crystal Palace and Bournemouth on February 2 with a total of seven yellow cards shown. Seven were also shown between Crystal Palace and Bournemouth on February 2.

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

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