Premier League yellow card suspension rules and players at risk

Twelve teams reached the halfway point Premier League Season on weekends, while Fulham Became the first to reach 20 games.

For players at those 13 clubs, the disciplinary slate has been wiped clean for now.

But with seven teams still to play 19 games this term, a handful of players are walking the tough road ahead of their fixtures over the next few days – with some hoping to attend. Arsenalclash with Manchester United sunday

here, athletic Explains the rules surrounding suspensions in the Premier League and looks at players who may still be punished for their discipline.


How many yellow cards are banned in the Premier League?

Premier League players are given some leeway in terms of yellow cards, but repeat offenders risk suspension.

Any player who shows five yellow cards in the first 19 league games of the season will receive a one-game ban in the league. It is important to point out that yellow cards are no longer carried in any domestic competitions, although red cards still do.

Reaching the 19-game mark offers relative relief, but the cautions from the first half of the season are not entirely clear.

Anyone who collects 10 Premier League yellow cards before the 32nd game of the season must serve a further two-match suspension.

Which players are at risk of suspension?

The seven teams playing their 19th game of the season this week are: Arsenal, Manchester CityManchester United, Brighton, Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Leeds.

Fixtures worth noting are:

Manchester United’s Brazilian midfielders will have to hold their own at Selhurst Park on Wednesday. Both Casemiro and Fred Four bookings have been made this season so another midweek precaution will see them suspended for Sunday’s trip to Arsenal.

Jeffrey Schlupp and Joel Ward Wednesday will also have to watch as the Palace duo are also walking a tightrope.

Manchester City’s 19th match will see Tottenham host the hosts on Thursday evening Erling Haaland and Joao Cancelo There are no suspension worries for Pep Guardiola, leading the way on just three bookings.

The same could be said of Liverpool’s players in action at Stamford Bridge during Saturday’s early kick-off. Trent Alexander-ArnoldThree bookings have kept him in the clear.

Alexis McAllister One to watch out for during Brighton’s visit to the King Power Stadium at the weekend. The world cup The winner goes into that game with four yellow cards to his name – another one will see him suspended for the next visit. Bournemouth.

Jesse Marsh, whose side became the first in Premier League history to show 100 yellow cards last season, will have to remind some of his players to maintain discipline. Robin Koch, Rasmus Christensen and Mark stopped All other precautions are far from suspension heading into Brentford’s visit.

Last, but certainly not least: Mikel Arteta’s title-behind Arsenal.


Bukayo Saka is in danger of serving a one-match ban (Photo: Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Gabriel Jesus He picked up his four yellow cards in quick time but his injury means he will avoid any chance of a ban. But, Gabriel, Bukayo Saka and William Saliba Everyone should be on their best behavior against Manchester United.

Bookings for any of those three will see them miss the trip to Everton on Saturday, February 4.

Players are at risk of suspension this week

  • Manchester United – Casemiro and Fred
  • Crystal Palace – Jeffrey Schlupp and Joel Ward
  • Manchester City – Any
  • Liverpool – Any
  • Brighton – Alexis McAllister
  • Leeds – Robin Koch, Rasmus Christensen, Mark Rocca
  • Arsenal – Gabriel, Bukayo Saka, William Saliba

Which player has the most bookings in the Premier League this season?

Many players have already been forced to serve suspensions for their repeat offences, which leaves them vulnerable to further bans.

The all-important 32nd set is currently set to be played on the weekend of April 22. Once that match round is complete, there are no suspension risks associated with picking up individual yellow cards.

Here is the list of the most booked players this season.

7Ruben Neves.

6Jolinton, Bobby de Cordova-ReidCzech Ducour, Anthony Gordon, Mark Guihy, Joao Palhinha, Kenny Tate, Evan Tony.

5Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves in his twenties, Bruno Fernandes, Moises Caicedo, Diego Dalot, Andreas Pereira, James Madison, Scott McTominay, Chris Mepham, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Amado Onana, Harrison Reed, Antony Robinson, Adam Smith.

Apart from Fulham’s Andreas Pereira, who was shown his fifth yellow card after 19 games, each of the above players has served a one-match ban this season.


Ruben Neves being shown a yellow card — a familiar Premier League scene (Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Which team has collected the most cards in the Premier League this season?

Fulham have been the worst offenders for discipline this season.

Marco Silva’s men have been shown 49 yellow cards and one red card, a record that looks set to challenge the tally set by Leeds last season (101 yellows and three reds).

At the other end of the spectrum, Manchester City have picked up the fewest bookings. Their tally of 17 yellows is one fewer than Liverpool – with both teams shown one red card each.

Here’s what the Premier League’s disciplinary table looks like in order of most yellow:

  1. Fulham – 49 yellow cards, one red card
  2. Manchester United – 46 yellow cards, no red cards
  3. Aston Villa – 43 yellow cards, one red card
  4. Nottingham Forest – 42 yellow cards, no red cards
  5. Crystal Palace – 41 yellow cards, two red cards
  6. Everton – 41 yellow cards, no red cards
  7. Chelsea – 39 yellow cards, three red cards
  8. Wolves – 39 yellow cards, three red cards
  9. Leeds – 38 yellow cards, two red cards
  10. Tottenham – 37 yellow cards, one red card
  11. Newcastle – 34 yellow cards, no red cards
  12. Bournemouth – 32 yellow cards, no red cards
  13. Arsenal – 32 yellow cards, no red cards
  14. Southampton – 31 yellow cards, no red cards
  15. Brentford – 26 yellow cards, no red cards
  16. Brighton – 26 yellow cards, no red cards
  17. West Ham – 25 yellow cards, no red cards
  18. Lester – 24 yellow cards, no red cards
  19. Liverpool – 18 yellow cards, one red card
  20. Manchester City – 17 yellow cards, one red card

(Top photo: Jack Feeney/Offside/via Getty Images)

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