Referee & match officials announced for Bournemouth vs West Ham

The referee for West Ham’s league clash this weekend at Bournemouth has been announced, and it’s a person who will be refereeing the Hammers for the first time in the 2019/20 season. Manuel Pellegrini’s men have played only six Premier League games this season but two referees- Mike Dean and Anthony Taylor, have already been in charge of two matches apiece for them.

Saturday’s referee will be Stuart Attwell, with Constantine Hatzidakis and Nicholas Hopton his assistants, and Andrew Madley in charge of VAR. Neil Hair will serve as the fourth official while Stephen Child will be Madley’s assistant on VAR.

How did West Ham do under Attwell in the 2018/19 season?

West Ham played four games under Attwell last season and lost three in a row before prevailing in the fourth and final one- a 3-0 victory at home against Southampton in the penultimate game of the season.

Interestingly, Attwell was also the referee when these two teams met last season- a fixture which the Cherries won 2-1 at the London Stadium.

West Ham under Attwell in 18/19

West Ham 1-2 Bournemouth (Round 2)
West Ham 1-3 Tottenham (League Cup)
Man City 1-0 West Ham (Round 28)
West Ham 3-0 Southampton (Round 37)

Stuart Attwell

In Attwell’s five games as referee in the current 2019/20 season, the away side is yet to win.

Aris 0-0 AEL (Europa League)
Malmo 3-0 Zrinjski (Europa League)
Norwich 3-1 Newcastle (Premier League)
Chelsea 2-2 Sheff Utd (Premier League)
Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolves (Premier League)

Attwell was also the fourth official in the Community Shield clash between Liverpool and Man City as well as the video assistant referee for the PSG Real Madrid Champions League game earlier this month.

Bournemouth are a single point behind West Ham going into this GW7 clash- the Cherries are in sixth position with 10 points, while the Hammers are in fifth with 11 to their name.

Interestingly, Bournemouth’s last four Premier League games have all finished in 3-1 scorelines- two in favour of the opposition (City and Leicester), and two in favour of the Cherries (Everton, Southampton)

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