Some Leeds United fans are fearing the worst after the Premier League announced that Stuart Attwell will referee the game against Arsenal on Sunday.

Leeds have history with Attwell. He was the man in charge of that game against Aston Villa at the end of the 18/19 Championship season, which ended 1-1 but went down in history after Marcelo Bielsa ordered his side to let Villa score.

That came after a fracas after Leeds scored with an Aston Villa player down.

Bielsa wasn’t happy with a lot of what Attwell did that day, with Phil Hay tweeting, “Bielsa v Attwell is becoming the contest of the day.”

Attwell booked four Leeds players that day and sent off Anwar El Ghazi after Patrick Bamford’s play-acting.

He hasn’t reffed us since.

Attwell was also the man in charge of the Sutton FA Cup game when Leeds crashed out in a humiliating 1-0 defeat.

He sent Liam Cooper off late on in that game after two yellow cards.

Attwell is one of the more card-happy refs out there. He awarded an incredible nine cards in the Fulham v Villa game at the start of the season and seven in the recent clash between Everton and Newcastle.

He might have to watch Nicolas Pepe and Gjanni Alioski after the two players were involved in a spat in the reverse fixture, with the Arsenal player seeing red for a head-butt.

Alioski has already started stirring the pot saying he can’t wait to “play against my mate Pepe again”.

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