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Craig Pawson out of Liverpool v Chelsea due to coronavirus precaution


Referee Craig Pawson withdraws from Liverpool’s game against Chelsea just two hours before kick-off after ‘close contact tests positive for coronavirus’

  • A ‘close contact’ of Craig Pawson tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday 

There has been a last moment change to the referee for Thursday night’s Premier League game between Chelsea and Liverpool.

A ‘close contact’ of referee Craig Pawson has tested positive for coronavirus, so Martin Atkinson will be taking over as his replacement, according to journalist David Lynch on Twitter.

He will be joined by assistants Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett and fourth official Anthony Taylor. 

More to follow. 

A 'close contact' of referee Craig Pawson has tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday

A ‘close contact’ of referee Craig Pawson has tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday

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