Third Burnley game this season for referee Dean
Mike Dean was at Burnley a year ago this weekend when he refereed our home game against Tottenham Hotspur and he’s back again tomorrow when we take on Bournemouth in the Premier League.
It’s not his first Turf Moor game since. Having refereed that 2-1 win against Spurs, he returned later in the season for our 2-0 win against Cardiff and then on the final day of the 2018/19 season when we were beaten 3-1 by Arsenal. He was in charge at the Emirates too for our first away game of this season and he also blew the final whistle of 2019 when Manchester United were our visitors.
When he sent off Ashley Young in last season’s 2-1 defeat at Wolves, he took his total of Premier League red cards to 100, a total that’s now gone on to 104. Last month he refereed the Arsenal v Sheffield United game, his 500th Premier League game and, not surprisingly, the first referee to reach that total. He’s added two more games since.
Our most senior referee has taken charge of 22 games this season. Two of those have been in the League Cup with the other twenty in the Premier League. He’s one short of a total too with 99 yellow cards this season but given he hasn’t had a card free games in the Premier League since September 2017, someone at the Turf tomorrow is very likely to be number hundred.
Of those 99 yellow cards, 52 of them have gone to home team players with 47 to away team players and there have also been four red cards. Earlier this season he sent off Southampton’s Kevin Danso in a 1-1 home draw against Manchester United. In his next match he dismissed West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku in a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa at Villa Park.
That was it until this month but he’s sent off a player in each of his last two games. Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko went off at Spurs in a 2-0 defeat and last Friday he sent off Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury as they drew 0-0 at Wolves.
I’m not wishing to tempt fate but the last time he sent off players in three successive games was in January last year. The third of those games was Huddersfield v Burnley when he sent off both Christopher Schindler and Robbie Brady.
He has his moments, but generally he’s still, in my view, our best referee, and he currently leads RATE THE REF with a rating of 82.22 out of 100. Alongside him tomorrow as fourth official is Tony Harrington. His last Burnley game was our League Cup defeat at Accrington in August 2016. Chris Kavanagh was referee for our last home game against Arsenal; tomorrow he will be our VAR at Stockley Park where, it can only be hoped, he performs better in that role than he did at Chelsea in midweek.
Referee: Mike Dean
Assistant Referees: Darren Cann & Mark Scholes
Fourth Official: Tony Harrington
VAR: Chris Kavanagh
Assistant VAR: Daniel Cook
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|