Why Chelsea fans should be happy with the appointment of Mike Dean for the City game
Blues fans should not be too disappointed with the choice of Sunday’s big clash game against defending champions, Manchester City, as they have a pretty good record in the with games he’s taken charge of.
Dean can set his own milestone and dish out a record 100th red card during the match.
What makes this all the more likely is that he has given out nine to each team during his 19-year career.
It is also the Premier League fixture where he has given more players their marching orders (four) than any other.
Chelsea fans should not fear, though, as they have only lost 10 Premier League games in Mike Dean fixtures compared to 17 from Manchester City.
The Blues have four more wins (36) than any other team under the league’s longest serving referee.
In all other departments it seems to be fairly even but the London club seem to perform better than City when Dean is in charge.
When he eventually sends someone off, he will be the first referee in history to have reached triple figures of reds in England’s top-flight.