We’re reaching the business end of the season and with so much still left to play for, referees, as ever, will know that they need to be at the top of their game to ensure the season ends without controversy.

This weekend just gone there were four major incidents I picked up on and two of them may well be decisive come May.

Southampton 2 Chelsea 3 – Mike Dean

Someone of Mike’s experience and calibre should have spotted Marcos Alonso’s clear stamp on Shane Long, which would have resulted in the Spaniard being sent off…

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