Probably the most skilled ref in England’s top-flight has despatched off extra gamers from Man Metropolis and Chelsea than some other membership
The Premier League’s most skilled official has given gamers their marching orders on 99 earlier events – and if historical past is something to go by, his odds to ship somebody off on this highly-anticipated fixture shall be shorter than ever.
Dean has given extra reds to Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea gamers than some other membership, with 9 having been dished out to either side in his 19 years of officiating.
Newcastle are second on his disciplinary hit-list with seven, adopted by Arsenal on six and Tottenham, West Brom and Stoke all degree on 5.
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.
The last time Dean brandished a red card to a City or Chelsea player was during the busy Christmas period – where he sent off Fabian Delph as Pep Guardiola’s side were defeated by Leicester – his 98th dismissal.
His latest came when he gave Christopher Schindler his marching orders for Huddersfield against Burnley.
And the 50-year-old is miles forward of his officiating counterparts when it comes to reds given – with Phil Dowd subsequent on the checklist having brandished 67.
Dean has additionally given a crimson to the identical participant twice on 5 totally different events.
Probably the most notable names on that checklist is former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres and Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny.
Ex-Metropolis stars Andy Cole and Richard Dunne, together with former Newcastle defender Mike Williamson have additionally seen crimson from Dean twice.