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02nd Oct 2015

New study reveals Premier League teams’ best and worst referees (Infographic)

Tom Victor

We’ve clearly established Arsenal fans’ disdain for referee Mike Dean, but did you know there’s one Premier League referee under whom they have a 100% record.

Arsene Wenger’s side have won every single game they’ve played since the start of the 2014/15 season with Jonathan Moss calling the shots (11 in total), compared to just seven from 21 under Dean

No surprise that there’s no petition to stop Moss taking charge of Arsenal games.

A new study from Bwin has crunched the numbers, and identified which refs have been the most favourable and unfavourable for last season’s Premier League top six.


The study has also measured which referees get the best and worst reception on Twitter, and it doesn’t make pleasant reading for Mr Dean.

They say if you don’t notice a ref then he’s doing a great job – well, Dean has been the subject of more than 113,000 tweets in the last week, with Mike Jones the only other over 10,000. And that’s not a typo.

Dean and Martin Atkinson are the least liked of late, based on social media sentiment, with Kevin Friend living up to his name by being comfortably more popular than his fellow officials.

Click the infographic below to enlarge, or check out the study in more detail at

How Premier League Big Six clubs perform by referee