As we have crossed the halfway level of the 2022/23 season, it looks like time to take inventory of every group’s disciplinary document.
Right here we check out who’re the Premier League’s saints and sinners by way of playing cards delivered thus far (order in variety of yellow playing cards obtained).
20. Manchester Metropolis – 19 yellow, 1 purple
Versatile Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo was given his marching orders in opposition to Fulham again in November when he barged over Harry Wilson contained in the penalty space. Pep Guardiola criticized his participant after the match and it may very well be one of many causes Cancelo has discovered his recreation time restricted at Metropolis since.
19. Liverpool – 21 yellow, 1 purple
Darwin Nunez was despatched off on his full Premier League debut after headbutting Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen again in August. It wasn’t the very best first impression within the Premier League however the Uruguayan and the Reds have been on their greatest habits since.
18. Leicester Metropolis – 25 yellow
Regardless of having a couple of tough patches this season, Brendan Rodgers’ gamers have managed to maintain their cool by not getting despatched off. The Foxes know the devastating impression suspensions might have on their survival hopes.
17. West Ham United – 26 yellow
One other group threatened with relegation, West Ham have additionally proven restraint to not let their frustrations get the higher of them this season.
16. Brighton & Hove Albion – 27 yellow
The high-flying Seagulls have been having an unbelievable season as they chase a Europa League place for subsequent yr. They’re a aspect that haven’t but skilled a serious dip in type and as such the gamers have made certain that they’ve remained targeted on the pitch.
15. Brentford – 28 yellow
Thomas Frank’s aspect are additionally within the fold to qualify for the Europa League subsequent yr and understanding how a lot he calls for from his gamers on the bodily aspect of the sport, he will even drill into them how their European hopes depend on all members of the squad being obtainable.
14. Southampton – 32 yellow
It could come as a shock however the bottom-placed aspect within the Premier League are but to have a participant despatched off regardless of a disappointing season. Saints by title, saints by nature.
13. Bournemouth – 33 yellow
Gary O’Neil wants all palms on deck because the Cherries face a tricky battle in sustaining their Premier League standing. They can not afford to select up any purple playing cards as a result of the results may very well be catastrophic.
12. Arsenal – 33 yellow
That is proper, Granit Xhaka hasn’t been proven a single purple card this yr! The Swiss midfielder has traded suspensions for being an integral a part of Mikel Arteta’s group. With the Gunners gunning for the Premier League title, Arteta wants all of his gamers obtainable to fend off reigning champions Manchester Metropolis.
11. Newcastle United – 36 yellow
Eddie Howe’s males have been spectacular throughout the board in 2022-23 and as they appear to hurry up their evolution by qualifying for the Champions League. The Magpies can not afford to lose any of their core gamers in the event that they need to proceed their assault on the highest 4.
10. Leeds United – 40 yellow, 2 purple
Leeds are one of many sides going through relegation this yr and their inconsistency to get outcomes has led to some rash challenges on the pitch. The 2 gamers that they’ve seen suspended this time period are Luis Sinisterra and Tyler Adams.
9. Chelsea – 40 yellow, 3 purple
It has been an especially irritating season at Stamford Bridge and that frustration has spilled onto the pitch on three events with the Blues having seen Conor Gallagher, Kalidou Koulibaly and new signing Joao Felix dismissed.
8. Wolverhampton Wanderers – 41 yellow, 3 purple
The relegation battle is the most important we’ve got seen within the Premier League shortly and Wolves are proper within the thick of it too. From an awesome begin of the season underneath Bruno Lage, they’re beginning to present some promise underneath Julen Lopetegui. Nathan Collins was despatched off for a reckless excessive problem on Jack Grealish earlier within the season, whereas Nelson Semedo and Diego Costa have additionally been given their marching orders.
7. Everton – 42 yellow
Everton followers really feel like that is the yr that their group can be relegated from the Premier League for the primary time of their historical past and that is mirrored within the quantity of yellow playing cards their gamers have picked up.
6. Tottenham Hotspur – 42 yellow, 1 purple
Tottenham’s type this season has been fairly weird contemplating how good they seemed final yr when Antonio Conte first arrived. Regardless of their inconsistency they’re nonetheless in a robust place to complete within the high 4 however they should keep disciplined. Their purple card offender was Emerson Royal once they misplaced to rivals Arsenal on the Emirates Stadium. The defender left his studs in on Gabriel Martinelli when making a problem with the rating at 2-1 to the Gunners.
5. Nottingham Forest – 44 yellow
The Tough Bushes have been a key speaking level in the summertime once they revamped 20 signings to bolster their ranks for a long-awaited Premier League return. The amount of gamers Steve Cooper has at his disposal could be the rationale why his aspect of him have picked up so many yellow playing cards.
4. Aston Villa – 45 yellow, 1 purple
Douglas Luiz was despatched off for an alleged headbutt on Aleksandar Mitrovic when Villa misplaced 3-0 to Fulham in what was Steven Gerrard’s final recreation in cost. The cardboard was later rescinded and the participant did not must serve a three-game suspension. However yellow playing cards have been an enormous concern for Villa in 2022-23.
3. Crystal Palace – 45 yellow, 2 purple
Defenders James Tompkins and Tyrick Mitchell have each been despatched off within the Premier League this yr as Crystal Palace too have proven their lack of self-discipline within the 45 yellow playing cards they’ve collected.
2. Manchester United – 50 yellow
United have been a rising power since Erik ten Hag took over the reins in the summertime. He likes his group to commit within the press and as such that is the place a bulk of their many yellow playing cards have come from.
1. Fulham – 50 yellow, 1 purple
Marco Silva’s aspect have made a triumphant return to the top-flight and together with Brentford and Brighton are in a wonderful place to complete within the high six and qualify for the 2023-24 Europa League. Silva’s group are aggressive out of possession and Nathaniel Chalobah was despatched off in opposition to Newcastle for a reckless problem on Sean Longstaff.