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Foy's off to Hull as Marriner feels Blue


Willian. Photo: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Willian. Photo: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Willian. Photo: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

REFEREE Chris Foy, the subject of Jose Mourinho's fury at Villa Park on Saturday, is to be sent to Hull on Saturday by the Premier League for the match with West Brom.

Foy has been named referee for the KC Stadium fixture – where Newcastle boss Alan Pardew infamously headbutted Hull midfielder David Meyler earlier this month, receiving a seven-match ban – despite a display during Chelsea's 1-0 loss to Aston Villa which provoked Mourinho's ire.


The Blues boss suggested Foy should not be appointed for Chelsea games following the loss, which saw Willian and Ramires sent off and the Portuguese sent to the stands.

Premier League leaders Chelsea play fellow title hopefuls Arsenal in a game which will be refereed by Andre Marriner.

Marriner awarded Chelsea a controversial penalty in last November's draw with West Brom which preserved Mourinho's unbeaten home record in the Premier League. Ramires was thought by many to have dived to be awarded the spot-kick, which was converted by Eden Hazard.