Kevin Friend will referee his second Watford game this season on Saturday when he officiates their trip to Chelsea.

Friend has been in charge of just one game involving the Hornets since the 6-0 FA Cup final defeat to Manchester City at the end of their last campaign, when he refereed the 1-1 draw at Brighton.

Last season Friend oversaw the 2-1 quarter final victory over Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road and the 2-2 away draw with Everton.

For the match at Stamford Bridge he will be assisted by Simon Beck and Dan Robathan while the fourth official will be Simon Hooper.

The Video Assistant Referee will be Graham Scott and assistant VAR will be Stephen Child.