Premier League golf equipment have skilled an upsurge in playing cards getting waved round throughout video games.
Referees beneath orders this season to crack down on numerous offences, particularly with dissent, crowding match officers and so forth.
Newcastle United have been flagged up as probably one of many worst offenders, two gamers (Anthony Gordon and Bruno) already having picked up bans after reaching 5 yellows contained in the opening half of the season.
Solely three Premier League golf equipment have picked up extra yellow playing cards than the 33 Eddie Howe’s aspect have picked up in league matches, together with Saturday’s opponents Chelsea who’re truly prime of the yellows with 40 reserving of their opening 12 matches.
Nevertheless, are Newcastle United actually failing within the self-discipline stakes, or is the truth that when digging deeper, they aren’t one of many worst Premier League golf equipment in the case of offending?
I’ve checked out each yellow and pink playing cards in Premier League matches this season, one level for every yellow and 5 factors for a pink. Complete variety of ‘self-discipline’ factors and in brackets are the yellow + pink card totals:
54 (39 + 3) Wolves
49 (34 + 3) Tottenham
45 (40 + 1) Chelsea
42 (32 + 2) Nottingham Forest
41 (31 + 2) Fulham
40 (20 + 4) Liverpool
38 (23 + 3) Burnley
35 (30 + 1) Brighton
33 (33 + 0) Newcastle United
33 (33 + 0) Sheffield United
32 (22 + 2) Manchester Metropolis
30 (30 + 0) Brentford
30 (30 + 0) West Ham United
28 (23 + 1) Everton
28 (28 + 0) Aston Villa
26 (16 + 2) Arsenal
26 (26 + 0) Manchester United
25 (20 + 1) Bournemouth
22 (22 + 0) Crystal Palace
20 (20 + 0) Luton City
Utilizing this factors system for yellow AND pink playing cards, Newcastle United find yourself joint ninth with Sheff Utd of all Premier League golf equipment.
I believe although it’s also attention-grabbing to look and see what truly has occurred within the 12 Premier League matches Newcastle United have performed, how they’ve in comparison with their opponents in these video games.
As talked about beforehand, of their 12 PL matches, Newcastle United have picked up 33 yellow playing cards and no reds, while their 12 opponents have collectively picked up 33 yellows and one pink. Backside line is that in how the NUFC matches play out, Eddie Howe’s staff are not any worse than their opponents.
Much more attention-grabbing once you then take a look at all Newcastle United matches this season, in complete Newcastle have performed 18 video games in all competitions to date. Eddie Howe’s aspect choosing up a complete of 43 yellow playing cards and nil reds of their 18 video games, while in complete their opponents have picked up 49 yellows and that one pink.
This means that in the case of self-discipline, Newcastle United probably not having a stand out downside, in comparison with the Premier League golf equipment (and Champions League ones) that they’ve confronted.
In accordance with the Premier League guidelines, any participant choosing up 5 bookings from their aspect’s first 19 Premier League matches will serve a one match ban in the identical competitors.
Then wanting past this, gamers who find yourself with 10 yellow playing cards in Premier League matches, as much as and together with their staff’s thirty second fixture, will serve a two match suspension within the competitors.
Then you may find yourself with a 3 sport suspension, which is triggered by 15 yellow playing cards in a Premier League season.
On the subject of Premier League yellow playing cards, these Newcastle United gamers most in peril of choosing up extra suspensions for NUFC are:
6 Anthony Gordon
4 Sean Longstaff
3 Kieran Trippier, Jamaal Lascelles