Man in the Middle: Mike Dean

5th December 2017
First team

Mike Dean will take charge of Swansea City’s Premier League fixture against West Bromwich Albion at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

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

The 49-year-old also took charge of the Swans’ 1-0 loss to Brighton last month and the goalless draw at Spurs.

He also refereed the Swans’ 2-1 win over West Brom at the Liberty on the final day of the 2016-17 season.

Dean has refereed 439 matches in the top flight, issuing 1,577 bookings and 88 red cards. A vastly experienced official, he has also refereed in European club competitions and at international level.

He will be assisted on Saturday by Simon Long and Daniel Cook, while John Brooks is the fourth official.

Mike Dean at the Liberty

Refereed 12 times at the Liberty.

Swans: Won three; drawn seven; lost three

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

November 4, 2017: Premier League – Swans 0-1 Brighton