Meet the Referee – Andrew Kitchen

Each week we take a close look at the referee assigned to the Swans game and look at their previous record when officiating Swansea City games.

This week’s referee spotlight focuses on Andrew Kitchen, who was appointed the referee for the Swansea City v Watford EFL Championship game on Tuesday, 24 October 2023.

Referee Kitchen was assisted by Mark Stevens and Craig Taylor, with Josh Smith the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Andrew Kitchen
Birthplace: Durham

Kitchen joined the EFL as a match official at the start of the 2021/22 season and went on to officiate 29 games, issuing 69 yellow cards and two reds.

The Durham born official spent two years on the National League prior to his promotion to the Select Group 2 (SG2) list of officials, who predominately take charge of Championship matches.

Kitchen made his EFL Championship debut when he officiated the 1-1 draw between Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City in September 2023.

Swans related Fact(s):
This was the very first time that referee Andrew Kitchen has officiated a Swansea City home game.

Here are the all important facts and figures for each game that he has been a referee for a Swansea City game:

Home Team
Away Team
24 October 2023ChampionshipSwansea City0:1Watford
19 September 2023ChampionshipQPR1:1Swansea City

In summary, Andrew Kitchen’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P1 W0 D0 L1

Away Games
P1 W0 D1 L0

Overall Record
P2 W0 D1 L1

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 50%

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