Another action packed weekend in the Premier League with some big games, including Manchester United vs Everton. Rafa Benitez’s Everton have made a rocky start under his reign but they will be hoping to get what would be a massive win at Old Trafford and repeat what Aston Villa did last Saturday in the early kick-off.
On Sunday then we have the game of the weekend, between Liverpool vs Manchester City at Anfield a huge game for both sides. Liverpool have made a great start to the season and look back to their best with some big names back from injury and the Reds are sitting pretty at the top of the table. Manchester City are one point behind the league leaders and this is a massive opportunity for Pep Guardiola and his men to pass out their rivals.
There’s a long way to go in the season and there’s no trophy’s handed out in October, but this would be a massive step forward for whoever wins at Anfield. After that we have the International break, so every side this weekend will be looking to sign off on a high.
Ahead of the weekend’s football it’s worth looking at who give out the most cards, free-kick, penalty’s per game. Wouldn’t you know time of the list in the Premier League is none other then crowd favourite Mike Dean. Here’s a great place to get the breakdown of; referee card stats
Mike Dean has given away the most cards out of any of the referee’s that have stood in the middle of the pitch and taken charge of the top flight games in England. It’s a job not many people would like to do, but there is plenty of experts out there that are quick to criticise any of the decisions that they make.
The referees have been helped massive in recent year with the advancement of technology and VAR has defiantly been a great help to the men and women in the middle. It started off last season with a lot of controversy but more often then not it does get the right decision. With the eyes of the world on the officials and the amount of money and jobs at stake for the decisions they make, it’s not a job that I would envy. It’s a job that comes with a lot of abuse from players and fans alike also. So every now and again you have to take your hat off for what they do, Paul Tierney will have his hands full for Liverpool vs Manchester City this weekend.