Manchester City have only had the experienced Mike Dean for one match to date this season and it was the Boxing Day defeat to Leicester City, during which he sent off Fabian Delph.
In the first match Delph will be eligible to play since his three-match suspension, it will be 50-year-old Mike Dean again with the whistle when the Blues host League One side Burton Albion in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals.
Though City are winless (in one) this season under Dean, they fared well enough under him last season, with wins over Bournemouth and West Ham, before the 0-0 draw with Huddersfield in May.
VAR will also be used on Wednesday night with Paul Tierney appointed the Video Assistant Referee.
Full list of appointments for Manchester City vs. Burton Albion (Carabao Cup) (9/1/2019):
Referee: Dean, Michael
Assistant Referee: Hussin, Ian
Assistant Referee: Cann, Darren
Fourth Official: Mason, Lee
Video Assistant Referee: Tierney, Paul
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Hatzidakis, Constantine