Date: 28th January 2018 at 8:27pm
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The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Southampton and Brighton this Wednesday.

Southampton host Brighton on Wednesday January 31 for the game at St Mary’s Stadium and the match carries a 7.45pm kick off.

Referee: Mike Dean
Assistant Refs: Simon Long and Ian Hussin
Fourth Official: John Brooks

Match Day referee Dean has officiated 19 games in 2017/18, showing 69 yellow cards and two red cards so far.

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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