Check out who will officiate the opening weekend games

Written by Nathan Mattick

Previous matchday

Sky Bet Football League appointments - Opening Weekend

Friday 5th August

Crystal Palace v Arsenal (KO: 20:00)

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistants: Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn
Fourth official: Peter Bankes
VAR: Darren England
Assistant VAR: James Mainwaring

Saturday 6th August 

Fulham v Liverpool (KO: 12:30)

Referee: Andy Madley
Assistants: Dan Cook and Derk Eaton
Fourth official: Tony Harrington
VAR: Stuart Attwell
Assistant VAR: Gary Beswick

AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa 

Referee: Peter Bankes
Assistants: Eddie Smart and Nick Greenhalgh
Fourth official: James Linington
VAR: Michael Salisbury
Assistant VAR: Constantine Hatzidakis

Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

Referee: Rob Jones
Assistants: Lee Betts and Ian Hussin
Fourth official: Michael Oliver
VAR: Jarred Gillett
Assistant VAR: Neil Davies

Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest 

Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistants: Adrian Homles and Mark Scholes
Fourth official: Thomas Bramall
VAR: Lee Mason
Assistant VAR: Simon Bennett

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton 

Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistants Simon Long and Richard West
Fourth official: Tim Robinson
VAR: Paul Tierney
Assistant VAR: Natalie Aspinall

Everton v Chelsea (KO: 17:30)

Referee: Craig Pawson
Assistants: Marc Perry and Scott Ledger
Fourth official: Graham Scott
VAR: John Brooks
Assistant VAR: Darren Cann

Sunday 7th August 

Leicester City v Brentford (KO 14:00)

Referee: Jarred Gillett
Assistants: Harry Lennard and Steven Meredith
Fourth official: David Coote
VAR: Graham Scott
Assistant VAR: Simon Long

Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion  (KO:14:00)

Referee: Paul Tierney
Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis and Neil Davies
Fourth official: Michael Salisbury
VAR: John Brooks
Assistant VAR: Tim Wood

West Ham United v Manchester City (KO: 16:30) 

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett
Fourth official: Stuart Attwell
VAR: Mike Dean
Assistant VAR: Eddie Smart

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