Date: 23rd November 2015 at 8:26pm
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Mike Dean has been named as the man in the middle when Stoke visit Sam Allardyce’s men at the Stadium of Light this Saturday.

The 47-year-old was promoted to the Premier League select group of referee`s in 2000 and was then promoted to the FIFA list in 2003 until standing down in 2013.

Dean`s biggest fixture to date was the 2011 League cup final between Birmingham and Arsenal.

He has been in charge of elevem fixtures so far this season, handing out 42 yellow cards and three red cards at an average of 4.09 cards per game.

The Cheshire FA has been in charge of Stoke once this season; their 1-1 draw at Norwich. He handed out five yellow cards, one being handed to Erik Pieters.

Wirral born Dean has yet to take charge of Sunderland this season. The last time he took charge of a Mackems fixture was their 1-0 Derby victory against Newcastle on the 5th April. He handed out 7 yellow cards, five being given to Sunderland players.

D Cann and M Wilkes are Dean`s assistant referees.

Stoke record with Dean (2015/16): P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 1 A 1 YC 1 RC 0 PTS 1 AV. PTS 1

Sunderland record with Dean (2015/16): P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A 0 PTS 0 AV. PTS 0

Stoke’s Referee Record 2015/16

1. Lee Mason P 1 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 3 A 1 YC 1 RC 0 PTS 6 AV. PTS 3
1. Mike Jones P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 1 A 0 YC 0 RC 0 PTS 3 AV. PTS 3
3. Robert Madley P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 3 A 2 YC 4 RC 0 PTS 4 AV. PTS 2
4. Anthony Taylor P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 1 A 1 YC 5 RC 0 PTS 3 AV. PTS 1.5
5. Andre Marriner P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 2 A 2 YC 1 RC 0 PTS 1 AV. PTS 1
5. Mike Dean P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 1 A 1 YC 1 RC 0 PTS 1 AV. PTS 1
5. Roger East P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 0 A 0 YC 3 RC 0 PTS 1 AV. PTS 1
8. Michael Oliver P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0 A 1 YC 0 RC 2 PTS 0 AV. PTS 0
8. Jonathan Moss P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0 A 2 YC 1 RC 0 PTS 0 AV. PTS 0
8. Martin Atkinson P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0 A 2 YC 3 RC 0 PTS 0 AV. PTS 0