The Premier League have appointed referee, Graham Scott, as the man in charge for Saturday’s trip to Spurs.
Scott is a fairly new referee in the Premier League. He’s taken charge over just 50 games so far in his career. He made his debut in the top-flight in 2014 clash between Burnley and Aston Villa.
The game will be Scott’s seventh match this season. He was promoted into the Select Group of Referees back in 2015 after a few successful top-flight and high-profile cup games.
Scott is taking charge of a game with Spurs for the second time this season. For Sheffield United, it’s the first time they have seen Scott this season.
Story so far
Scott has dished out three red cards already this season. Including one for Serge Aurier the last time he took charge of Spurs. He’s also handed out 15 yellow cards in the six games he’s reffed thus far.
He’s not afraid of punishing the top teams. Scott has also sent off Man City star, Fernandinho, this season. The other red he brandished saw Seamus Coleman sent off for Everton as they lost away at Burnley.
Scott also took charge of the highly entertaining affair between Wolves and Chelsea earlier in the season. The Blues ran out 5-2 winners that day at Molineux.
Blades looking to plough on
It could be argued that United go into this game as the form team. To call them favourites might be a step too far but Spurs are well out of sorts.
They nicked a point at Everton at the weekend despite another underwhelming performance. The likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung Min could be missing, too. Although Spurs are hopeful the pair will be back fit.
Chris Wilder’s men will be looking to build on the back of last weekend’s win over Burnley.
They’ll be hoping Graham Scott allows for a free-flowing game in London to allow both sides the best chance of putting in a good performance.