Chelsea take on Manchester City on Sunday afternoon looking to get their second Premier League win over current champions this season.
The Blues were convincing in their 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge back in December, however they are now having to fight hard just to make sure they get a Champions League place next season.
Under Antonio Conte last season, Chelsea put in a dismal performance to lose 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium, something that they will be trying to make sure doesn’t happen again.
With such a big game, the referee will have to be an experienced one and the Premier League have appointed Mike Dean as the man in charge.
Dean is something of a polarising character with supporters, due to his somewhat over-zealous nature on the pitch, however one Man City or Chelsea players might make history.
The referee is currently on 99 red cards for his Premier League career, and with a history of cards between the two clubs, someone might make it a century on Sunday afternoon.
99 – Mike Dean (currently on 99 Premier League red cards) will take charge of Manchester City v Chelsea on Sunday – the fixture in which he's shown the most red cards in the competition (4). Problems. pic.twitter.com/BJV7VsrfSE
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 5, 2019
On this day last year, Dean was the man in the middle when the Blues were battered 4-1 at Watford and Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off in the just the 30th minute after a woeful display.
The Blues will be hoping something like that doesn’t happen again, but there is a good chance that someone might make their way into the record books.
Darren Cann and Dan Robathan are the two linesman for the fixture, while Paul Tierney is the fourth official.