To celebrate the news that the Mark Calttenburg farewell tour is now confirmed, beginning together with the big West Brom-Bournemouth clash this weekend, WhoScored.com have launched a new referee statistics function.
You’ll be able to now find out just how well your group has fared below an upcoming fixture’s referee with regards to each disciplinary records and benefits in an instant (nearly). To have you started, we’ve looked into five stand-out statistics, be they from this season or because the 2009/10 campaign.
1. The mercurial Mike Dean
We begin off by basically proving what you currently knew. Mike Dean tends to be at the centre of focus when he’s officiating. In 19 matches he has awarded 10 penalties – that’s probably the most per game in the Premier League this season (0.53) – although a total of 5 red cards is also a league higher. Sunderland and Bournemouth have both twice been lowered to ten by the Merseysider.
Interestingly, and possibly not surprisingly if you look back at a number of his actions when refereeing them previously, three with the red cards he has awarded have been to teams facing Tottenham. He’s only been in charge of Spurs games 3 occasions this season however the opposition have had a man sent off in all three, although Tottenham are also the only group that he has awarded greater than one of said ten penalties to this season.
2. The mystery of Mike Jones
No football fan likes seeing games disrupted by whistle-happy referees, so if Mike Jones is definitely the man in the middle prepare for the worst. He has awarded essentially the most fouls per game inside the Premier League this season (25.79), and of referees to have taken charge of at least ten matches has offered one of the most free-kicks per tackle (0.80).
The truth that he is top on both counts isn’t especially interesting, somebody has to be following all, however the truth that he has awarded the fewest cards per game (3.4) is absolutely intriguing. Most would argue that they don’t like to see cards brandished left, right and centre, but this could also be interpreted as weakness if Jones is reluctant to lay down the law. He’s provided a card for every 7.7 fouls on typical, in comparison with Andre Marriner in the opposite end on the spectrum (5.four), who has awarded the fewest fouls per game (20.39) but significantly more yellow cards.
three. Lee Mason – the household banker
It may happen to be a miserable month (or three) for Leicester but if Lee Mason’s statistics are anything to go by, there could be hope on the horizon. He will take charge on the Foxes’ property game with Liverpool next Monday obtaining overseen the highest proportion of dwelling wins within the league (64.3%) and just 1 away victory from 14 Premier League matches this season (Manchester City at West Brom).
Leicester fans may not feel favourable to Mason’s appointment given that he awarded two penalties to Middlesbrough within the only Foxes game he has officiated this season (a 2-2 draw), but Liverpool fans will have be even more irked by his appearance. Mason has been in charge of Liverpool twice this season, using the Reds losing 2-at both Burnley and Hull.
Out of interest, Jon Moss will be the only referee to oversee a higher proportion of victories for the away team than the property group this season.
four. The referee Arsenal should dread greater than Mike Dean
It’s well known that Arsenal fans are convinced that Mike Dean is actually a Spurs fan having a vendetta against them, plus the stats from point one in this piece absolutely add fuel towards the former assumption. Nevertheless, when the Gunners’ record against Dean historically is fairly woeful, there’s one man which has proven to be an even greater bane on their results since the 2009/10 season.
Dean has refereed Arsenal in the league more than any other in that time (27), with Wenger’s side earning just 1.04 points per game. It is only a slight margin, but they have fared even worse below Michael Oliver in that time – who was in charge as they steamrolled Sutton United 2-0 on Monday. The 32-year old has officiated 16 of your Gunners’ league games because his promotion to the Premier League in 2010, and the Londoners have won just 3 times. An typical of 1 point per game is worse than the likes of Swansea, Stoke and West Brom have fared beneath Oliver.
5. The a single referee that definitely loves Manchester United?
As far as claims that officials are favourable to specific clubs are concerned, traditionally it’s Manchester United that most believe have been usually provided special therapy, specifically inside the Alex Ferguson era. The likes of Howard Webb and Mark Clattenburg have both been accused of bias towards the Red Devils, though United’s record with the pair in charge pales in significance to that below Lee Mason.
Since the 2009/10 Premier League campaign Mason has officiated 180 matches, which includes 16 Manchester United fixtures. Of these 16, United have won 14 and in no way lost, with Villa (2014/15) and Birmingham (2010/11) the only two teams to take a point in the 2012/13 champions. By contrast, United’s win rate with Messrs Webb and Clattenburg at the helm are 60% and 47.8% respectively in the same time frame.