Date: 21st September 2017 at 6:52am
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The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Stoke City and Chelsea this Saturday.

Stoke City host Chelsea on Saturday September 23 for the game at the Bet365 Stadium and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Mike Dean
Assistant Refs: Simon Long and Daniel Cook
Fourth Official: Paul Tierney

Match Day referee Dean has officiated three games in 2017/18, showing 5 yellow cards and one red card.

He took in 36 games in 2016/17 with a return of 138 yellow cards and five red cards.

His highest card count that year was seven yellows in the game between Stoke City and Manchester City. He also showed seven yellows and one red in the game between Tottenham and Sunderland and Barnsley and Leeds United.

He took in 41 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 136 yellow cards and twelve red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Chelsea and Arsenal on September 19 with a total of six yellows being shown and two reds.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of the players edge closer to automatic bans.

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