Date: 24th December 2017 at 10:50pm
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The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Crystal Palace and Arsenal this Thursday.

Crystal Palace host Arsenal on Thursday December 28 for the game at Selhurst Park and the match carries an 8pm kick off.

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistant Refs: Simon Bennett and Daniel Cook
Fourth Official: Graham Scott

Match Day referee Oliver has officiated 20 games in 2017/18, showing 81 yellow cards and five red cards so far.

He took in 44 games in 2016/17 with a return of 138 yellow cards and five red cards.

His highest card count that season was seven yellows in the game between Watford and Manchester United.

He took in 36 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 131 yellow cards and nine red cards.

He was most card happy in the Capital One Cup final between Liverpool and Manchester City in February with ten yellow cards being shown.

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

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