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Man in the middle: Michael Oliver

Oliver, from Northumberland, will be the man in the middle for a Swans game for only the second time this season, having previously taken control of the 2-1 home loss to Leicester back in October.

His most recent Swans game before that was a 2-0 win for Paul Clement’s team against Stoke at the Liberty in February last year.

After being elevated to the Fifa list of referees in 2012, Oliver was took charge of the 2014 Community Shield between Manchester City and Arsenal at Wembley and the 2016 League Cup final between Manchester City and Liverpool.

He also referees games in Europe and at international level.

He will be assisted on Saturday by Simon Bennett and Stuart Burt, while Jonathan Moss is the fourth official.

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