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Friday 11th August 2023

Burnley vs Manchester City (KO: 20:00)

Referee: Craig Pawson

Assistant Referees: Simon Bennett and Steve Meredith

Fourth Official: Graham Scott

VAR: Michael Oliver

Assistant VAR: Stuart Burt

Saturday 12th August 2023

 Arsenal vs Nottenham Forest (KO: 12:30)

Referee: Michael Oliver

Assistants Referees: Stuart Burt and Dan Cook

Assistant VAR: Darren Bond 

VAR: Jarred Gillett

Assistant VAR: Darren Cann 

AFC Bournemouth vs West Ham United

Referee: Peter Bankes

Assistant Referees: Dan Robthan and Nick Greenhalgh

Fourth Official: Gavin Ward

VAR: Michael Salisbury

Assistant VAR:
Neil Davies

 Brighton and Hove Albion vs Luton Town

Referee: David Coote

Assistant Referees: Mark Scholes and Tim Wood

Fourth Official: John Busby

VAR: Rob Jones

Assistant VAR: Wade Smith

Everton vs Fulham

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Assistant Referees: Constantine Hatzidakis and James Mainwaring

Fourth Official: Anthony Taylor

VAR: Thomas Bramall

Assistant VAR: Gary Beswick

Sheffield Utd vs Crystal Palace

Referee: John Brooks

Assistant Referees: Lee Betts and Akil Howson

Fourth Official: Sam Allison

VAR:  Tony Harrington

Assistant VAR: Eddie Smart

 Newcastle United vs Aston Villa (KO: 17:30)

Referee: Andy Madley

Assistant Referee: Richard West and Nick Hopton

Fourth Official: Graham Scott

VAR:  Simon Hooper

Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard

Sunday 13th August 2023

 Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur (KO: 14:00)

Referee: Rob Jones

Assistant Referees: Ian Hussin and Wade Smith

Fourth Official: Jarred Gillett

VAR: Tony Harrington

Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan

Chelsea vs Liverpool (KO: 16:30)

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Assistant Referees: Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn

Fourth Official: David Coote

VAR: Darren England

Assistant VAR: Simon Bennett

Monday 14th August 2023

 Manchester Utd vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (KO: 16:30)

Referee: Simon Hooper

Assistant Referees: Simon Long and Adrian Holmes

Fourth Official: Darren Bond

VAR: Michael Salisbury

Assistant VAR: Richard West

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