It’ll be referee Mike Jones in charge on Monday 12th September as Everton play at Sunderland in the fourth matchday of this season’s Premier League.
Everton have seen their fair share of the ref in recent times, with the official in charge for five Blues games in the Premier League last season. Jones was in charge of the controversial 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge in January 2016, when a missed offside call in the 98th minute gave Chelsea an equalizer and had former manager Roberto Martinez fuming about the referee’s ‘diabolical’ performance.
Aside from that fiasco though, Everton actually haven’t lost since 2011 when Jones has been officiating, ironically to Chelsea then. In the last Toffees game he refereed, he sent off midfielder James McCarthy after the player picked up his second yellow card early in the second half in a game that finished 0-0 at Selhurst Park.
In ten away games with Jones in charge, Everton have drawn seven times with two losses, and the only win coming from a 3-0 hiding of an abject Newcastle United side which had this memorable Ross Barkley goal -
Match Officials Details -
Referee: Mike Jones
Assistants: M Scholes, D Cann
Fourth official: N Swarbrick