Mike Dean has been appointed as the referee for West Ham’s clash with Leeds United on Monday night.
It will mark the first time Dean has refereed a Hammers game since that clash with Fulham when he sent off Tomas Soucek for an apparent elbow on Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Dean even went to the VAR screen and inexplicably watched an accident take place, before producing the red card and sending the Czech international off.
The ref asked to be taken off duty after the game, which also followed another poor decision when he showed a red card to Southampton defender Jan Bednarek.
Both of those decisions were overturned on appeal and Dean cited death threats for his reason to be left out of refereeing appointments.
He returned last weekend to ref Burnley against West Brom, which ended in a goalless draw and again saw Dean show a red card, this time to defender Semi Ajayi. He was in charge of Newcastle’s draw with Wolves at the weekend.
Dean will be the man in the middle on Monday so it remains to be seen if there is any controversy there!