The likes of Jose Holebas can perhaps breathe a little easier with the news Andre Marriner will referee Sunday's Premier League return between Watford and West Ham at Vicarage Road.

Marriner, from the West Midlands, has given out only 24 yellow cards in 11 games this season - one of the lowest tallies in the top flight among its 18 officials to have featured in 2017/18.

He was once seen as among the Premier League's more error-prone officials - memorably sending off Kieran Gibbs instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Arsenal in 2014.

But he has since established himself as a strong top-flight referee, and has been named on the FIFA list to take charge of international matches for a number of years.

Marriner did came in for criticism in his last Premier League outing though, failing to award a clear penalty for Everton in their defeat at Leicester City on October 29, and he was dropped for the final round of top-flight fixtures before the international break.

He has shown only one red card this season, to Jonjo Shelvey for a stamp on Dele Alli on the opening weekend of the season, which may come as a relief to the Hornets.

Since their promotion to the Premier League in 2015, Watford have never scored while a man light, something which has happened on eight different occasions.

They do, unsurprisingly, have a better record against 10 men, statistics from Bet-Bonuscode reveal - winning four of the six games where they've had a man advantage.