Early Turf Moor return for Mike Dean
In terms of time elapsed it is a while since Mike Dean refereed a Burnley game but when he steps out to referee tonight’s game against Watford it will be his second Turf Moor game out of three having refereed the 3-0 win against Bournemouth back in February.
That afternoon, it could be said he got a couple of big decisions incorrect, two handball decisions overturned by VAR that he’d not given. The first of them denied Bournemouth the opening goal and the second when we were awarded a penalty while Bournemouth were still celebrating an equaliser.
It was Dean’s third Burnley game of the season; he’d previously taken our away game at Arsenal and the home game against Manchester United, but it is no surprise to see him refereeing so many. He’s the Premier League’s most experienced referee and he’s refereed more Burnley games in this league, tonight will be his 22nd, than any other referee.
He’s at times controversial; he’s accused often of playing to the cameras, but his performances overall when refereeing us are good and that’s why he sits top of the RATE THE REF Table with a rating of 82.08 out of 100.
You will get yellow cards with him, of that there is no doubt. There were seven on his last visit and in total this season he’s handed out 118 yellow and four red cards in 26 games. Of those yellows, 61 have gone to home team players with 57 to away team players.
His final game before the lockdown was the Manchester derby and he restarted four days ago with the Merseyside derby in which there were four yellow cards; Everton’s Michael Keane and Lucas Digne were joined by Liverpool pair James Milner and Divock Origi. I’m told that when Dean booked Keane, it was the first rhyming yellow card since Pawson booked Dawson at Watford.
If Dean is the most senior of our referees, then next in line is Martin Atkinson who tonight will be on VAR duty at Stockley Park. Atkinson’s only Burnley game this season was our 1-0 win at Bournemouth. Peter Bankes will be on the touchline as fourth official. Like Atkinson, he’s refereed us once this season, that being the home game against Crystal Palace.
Referee: Mike Dean
Assistant Referees: Darren Cann & Nick Hopton
Fourth Official: Peter Bankes
VAR: Martin Atkinson
Assistant VAR: Daniel Cook
Replacement Official: Graeme Fyvie
Previous Burnley Games – Mike Dean
|Season||Opponents||V||Res||Y||R||Burnley Players Carded|
|1998/99||Walsall||a||1-3||4||0||Y: Armstrong, Brass, Payton|
|1999/2000||Wigan||h||0-0||5||0||Y: Johnrose, Thomas|
|2002/03||Bradford City||a||2-2||6||2||Y: Cook, Papadopoulos, Taylor|
|2003/04||Preston||a||3-5||4||0||Y: Blake, Gnohere, West|
|2003/04||Ipswich||h||4-2||3||0||Y: Chaplow, McGregor|
|2004/05||Blackburn||h||0-0||5||0||Y: Camara, Hyde|
|2005/06||Leeds||h||1-2||5||0||Y: Harley, Hyde|
|2005/06||Crystal Palace||h||0-0||4||0||Y: Harley, Branch|
|2007/08||Blackpool||h||2-2||2||0||Y: Akinbiyi, Caldwell|
|2008/09||Sheffield United||W||1-0||4||2||Y: Carlisle, Kalvenes|
|2009/10||Arsenal||h||1-1||2||0||Y: Caldwell, Eagles|
|2009/10||Blackburn||h||0-1||5||0||Y: Alexander, Fox, Duff|
|2010/11||Leicester||a||0-4||3||0||Y: Marney, Rodriguez, Bikey|
|2014/15||Crystal Palace||a||0-0||5||0||Y: Ings, Sordell, Boyd|
|2014/15||Newcastle||a||3-3||6||0||Y: Ings, Mee, Trippier, Boyd|
|2014/15||Arsenal||h||0-1||2||0||Y: Mee, Duff|
|2016/17||Southampton||a||1-3||3||0||Y: Defour, Marney|
|2017/18||Newcastle||h||1-0||3||0||Y: Guðmundsson, Cork, Tarkowski|
|2017/18||Manchester United||h||0-1||6||0||Y: Mee, Bardsley, Defour|
|2018/19||Huddersfield||a||2-1||5||2||Y: Mee, Bardsley, Wood, Heaton R: Brady|
|2018/19||Cardiff||h||2-0||6||0||Y: Tarkowski, Barnes|
|2018/19||Arsenal||h||1-3||6||0||Y: Heaton, Barnes, Tarkowski, Lowton, Cork|
|2019/20||Manchester United||h||0-2||7||0||Y: Bardsley, Mee, Taylor, McNeil|
|2019/20||Bournemouth||h||3-0||7||0||Y: Bardsley, Lennon, Hendrick, Mee|