The Premier League Disciplinary Table In 2022-23 So Far

Which team do you feel has picked up the most cards throughout the season?
17:00, 25 Jan 2023

As we've crossed the midway point of the 2022/23 season, it seems like a good time to take stock of each team's disciplinary record. 

Here we take a look at who are the Premier League's saints and sinners in terms of cards delivered so far (order in number of yellow cards received).

20. Manchester City - 19 yellow, 1 red

Versatile Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo was given his marching orders against Fulham back in November when he barged over Harry Wilson inside the penalty area. Pep Guardiola criticised his player after the match and it could be one of the reasons Cancelo has found his game time limited at City since.

19. Liverpool - 21 yellow, 1 red

Darwin Nunez was sent off on his full Premier League debut after headbutting Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen back in August. It wasn’t the best first impression in the Premier League but the Uruguayan and the Reds have been on their best behaviour since. 

18. Leicester City - 25 yellow

Despite having a few rough patches this season, Brendan Rodgers’ players have managed to keep their cool by not getting sent off. The Foxes know the devastating impact suspensions could have on their survival hopes.

17. West Ham United - 26 yellow

Another team threatened with relegation, West Ham have also shown restraint to not let their frustrations get the better of them this season.

16. Brighton & Hove Albion - 27 yellow

The high-flying Seagulls have been having an incredible season as they chase a Europa League place for next year. They are a side that have not yet experienced a major dip in form and as such the players have made sure that they have remained focused on the pitch.

15. Brentford - 28 yellow

Thomas Frank’s side are also in the fold to qualify for the Europa League next year and knowing how much he demands from his players on the physical side of the game, he will also drill into them how their European hopes rely on all members of the squad being available.

14. Southampton - 32 yellow

It may come as a surprise but the bottom-placed side in the Premier League are yet to have a player sent off despite a disappointing season. Saints by name, saints by nature. 

13. Bournemouth - 33 yellow

Gary O’Neil needs all hands on deck as the Cherries face a tough battle in maintaining their Premier League status. They cannot afford to pick up any red cards because the consequences could be catastrophic.

12. Arsenal - 33 yellow

That’s right, Granit Xhaka hasn’t been shown a single red card this year! The Swiss midfielder has traded suspensions for being an integral part of Mikel Arteta’s team. With the Gunners gunning for the Premier League title, Arteta needs all of his players available to fend off reigning champions Manchester City. 

11. Newcastle United - 36 yellow

Eddie Howe’s men have been impressive across the board in 2022-23 and as they look to speed up their evolution by qualifying for the Champions League. The Magpies cannot afford to lose any of their core players if they want to continue their assault on the top four.


10. Leeds United - 40 yellow, 2 red

Leeds are one of the sides facing relegation this year and their inconsistency to get results has led to some rash challenges on the pitch. The two players that they have seen suspended this term are Luis Sinisterra and Tyler Adams.

9. Chelsea - 40 yellow, 3 red

It has been an extremely frustrating season at Stamford Bridge and that frustration has spilled onto the pitch on three occasions with the Blues having seen Conor Gallagher, Kalidou Koulibaly and new signing Joao Felix dismissed.

8. Wolverhampton Wanderers - 41 yellow, 3 red

The relegation battle is the biggest we have seen in the Premier League in a while and Wolves are right in the thick of it too. From an underwhelming start of the season under Bruno Lage, they are starting to show some promise under Julen Lopetegui. Nathan Collins was sent off for a reckless high challenge on Jack Grealish earlier in the season, while Nelson Semedo and Diego Costa have also been given their marching orders.

7. Everton - 42 yellow

Everton fans feel like this is the year that their team will be relegated from the Premier League for the first time in their history and this is reflected in the amount of yellow cards their players have picked up.

6. Tottenham Hotspur - 42 yellow, 1 red

Tottenham’s form this season has been quite bizarre considering how good they looked last year when Antonio Conte first arrived. Despite their inconsistency they are still in a strong position to finish in the top four but they need to stay disciplined. Their red card offender was Emerson Royal when they lost to rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. The defender left his studs in on Gabriel Martinelli when making a challenge with the score at 2-1 to the Gunners.

5. Nottingham Forest - 44 yellow

The Tricky Trees were a key talking point in the summer when they made over 20 signings to bolster their ranks for a long-awaited Premier League return. The volume of players Steve Cooper has at his disposal might be the reason why his side have picked up so many yellow cards.

4. Aston Villa - 45 yellow, 1 red

Douglas Luiz was sent off for an alleged headbutt on Aleksandar Mitrovic when Villa lost 3-0 to Fulham in what was Steven Gerrard’s last game in charge. The card was later rescinded and the player didn’t have to serve a three-game suspension. But yellow cards have been a big issue for Villa in 2022-23.

3. Crystal Palace - 45 yellow, 2 red

Defenders James Tompkins and Tyrick Mitchell have both been sent off in the Premier League this year as Crystal Palace too have shown their lack of discipline in the 45 yellow cards they have collected.

2. Manchester United - 50 yellow

United have been a growing force since Erik ten Hag took over the reins in the summer. He likes his team to commit in the press and as such this is where a bulk of their many yellow cards have come from.

1. Fulham - 50 yellow, 1 red

Marco Silva’s side have made a triumphant return to the top-flight and along with Brentford and Brighton are in an excellent position to finish in the top six and qualify for the 2023-24 Europa League. Silva’s team are aggressive out of possession and Nathaniel Chalobah was sent off against Newcastle for a reckless challenge on Sean Longstaff.

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