Mike Dean has been named as referee for Watford's Premier League game away at Burnley on Thursday evening.

Dean has refereed three Hornets matches already this season, including the 8-0 thrashing away at Manchester City as well as both home and away legs against Bournemouth.

The home leg of the two games against the Cherries ended in a dull 0-0 draw, but the away leg was much more positive, as Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra all scored in a 3-0 win.

Watford go into the game off the back of their dramatic 1-1 draw with Leicester, while the Clarets suffered their own humbling at the Etihad on Monday evening, when they were beaten 5-0 by another strong display by City.

Dean has handed out 118 yellows and four reds from 26 games this season, including eight bookings in the Hornets 0-0 draw with Bournemouth at Vicarage Road.

He will be assisted on Thursday night by Darren Cann and Nick Hopton, while the fourth official will be Peter Bankes and Martin Atkinson will assume Video Assistant Referee duties. Daniel Cook will be assistant VAR.