Man in the middle: Mike Dean

12th September 2017
First team

Mike Dean will take charge of Swansea City’s Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday (5.30pm).

The Wirral official will be the man in the middle for a Swans game for the first time this season.

He last refereed a Swans match on the final day of 2016-17, when goals from Jordan Ayew and Fernando Llorente sealed a 2-1 comeback win over West Brom.

And he last took charge of a Swans away fixture at Bournemouth back in March, when the Cherries won 2-0.

A vastly experienced official, Dean has operated in the top flight since 2000 and has controlled 430 Premier League matches.

He has also refereed in European club competitions and at international level.