Man in the middle: Mike Dean

31st October 2017
First team

Mike Dean will take charge of Swansea City’s Premier League fixture against Brighton on Saturday (3pm).

Dean, from the Wirral, will be the man in the middle for a Swans game for the second time this season.

The 49-year-old also took charge of the Swans’ 0-0 draw against Tottenham at Wembley in September and the Swans' 2-1 win over West Brom at the Liberty on the final day of the 2016/17 season.

Dean has refereed 435 matches in the top-flight, issuing 1,563 bookings and 88 red cards. A vastly experienced official, Dean has also refereed in European club competitions and at international level.

He will be assisted on Saturday by Ian Hussin and Derek Eaton, while Simon Hooper is the fourth official.

Mike Dean at the Liberty

Refereed 11 times at the Liberty.

Swans: Won three; drawn seven; lost two

March 24, 2008: League One – Swans 2-2 Bristol Rovers

November 19, 2011: Premier League – Swans 0-1 Man United

October 6, 2012: Premier League – Swans 2-2 Reading

January 19, 2013: Premier League – Swans 3-1 Stoke

March 2, 2014: Premier League – Swans 1-1 Crystal Palace

January 10, 2015: Premier League – Swans 1-1 West Ham

October 4, 2015: Premier League – Swans 2-2 Tottenham

February 6, 2016: Premier League – Swans 1-1 Crystal Palace

March 19, 2016: Premier League – Swans 1-0 Aston Villa

May 15, 2016: Premier League – Swans 1-1 Man City

May 21, 2017: Premier League – Swans 2-1 West Brom