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Referee announced for clash between two of Premier League’s bad boys

Graham Scott has been handed the onerous task on Saturday of officiating the game between two of the three sides handed the most yellow cards in the league this season.

Scott will take charge of the Premier League clash at the Hawthorns between West Brom and Watford who have been shown a combined 64 cards so far this season.

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Scott, who has only refereed two Premier League game this season, has dished out an average of 3.2 yellow cards this season, including six in the Luton-Wycombe game. Scott last officiated a Watford game this time last year when he took charge of the game against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, a game Watford won 1-0, receiving no cards of any description in the process. Indeed, Scott is quite lenient when it comes to officiating games involving Watford games, showing just ten cards in six games.

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Watford’s yellow card tally, allied to their injury list, is starting to hurt them. Jose Holebas has only just returned from a one-game suspension but picked up another yellow card on Sunday. Valon Behrami will miss the game with the Baggies for totting up five bookings at this early stage of the season while Miguel Britos is also unavailable after getting sent off against Stoke. The Uruguayan will have to be on his best behaviour when he returns as he’s still on four yellow cards and the yellow card amnesty doesn’t kick in until New Years’ Eve.

Watford’s yellow card tally

Holebas 6
Behrami 5
Britos 4
Amrabat 3
Deeney 3
Prodl 2
Pereyra 2
Cathcart 1
Capoue 1
Success 1
Ighalo 1
Guedioura 1
Zuniga 1
Okaka 1
Gomes 1

Total: 33