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Brighton vs Leicester City: Who is the referee for the match this weekend?

Brendan Rodgers
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Brighton vs Leicester City kicks off at 2pm this Sunday in the Premier League - and the game will be officiated by Stuart Attwell.

Here are the match officials in full for the fixture. 

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Nuneaton-born Stuart Attwell has been refereeing in the Football League since 2007. Attwell was promoted to the Select Group of referees for the 2008/09 season, making him eligible to referee in the Premier League - but was later dropped in 2012 and returned to Football League duty, with Professional Game Match Officials Limited general manager Mike Riley backing him to improve. 

Attwell returned to officiating in the Premier League in 2014 and was promoted once more to the Select Group Referees list in March 2016. 

Assistants: Dan Cook, Simon Long

Dan Cook first became a Football League linesman in the 2012/13 season. He has since officiated at over 140 Premier League matches.

Referee Representative on Cornwall FA’s Football Management Board, Simon Long has been assistant at over 360 Premier League matches. He’s also been a linesman at 22 European club games.

Fourth Official: Graham Scott

Graham Scott of Oxford was promoted to the Select Group of Referees in 2015. He started officiating in 1997.

Scott was almost demoted by the PGMOL in 2017 after reffing just eight Premier League games all season but appealed against his demotion and retained his place. Scott has a reputation for actively discouraging time-wasting, diving and dissent, which has garnered some praise from football pundits and journalists.

VAR: Peter Bankes

Peter Bankes is a regular Premier League and Championship referee who was moved into Select Group 1 ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, after being promoted into the Select Group 2 three seasons before. 

Bankes generally doesn’t divide criticism as a referee, though was involved in a controversial VAR call between Southampton and Brighton last season, when he gave a penalty for a foul on Brighton player Solly March in which the contact had started outside the box.

Assistant VAR: Wade Smith

Wade Smith is a new addition to the Premier League for the 2020/21 season. Smith joins four new referees for the season - Jarred Gillett, Michael Salisbury, Tony Harrington and John Brooks - and ran the line at 29 Championship games in the 2020/21 season. 

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