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Premier League Bad Boys – An analysis of each club’s disciplinary records



Premier League Bad Boys

We analysed each club’s disciplinary records and reveal which was your team’sbad boy using a points system of 25 points for a red card and 10 points for a yellow card.

2018/2019 Season Data

Player Name Team Yellow Cards (10) Red Cards (25) Total Points
Etienne Capoue Watford 14 1 165
Pierre Hojbjerg Southampton 8 2 130
Sokratis Arsenal 12 0 120
Jefferson Lerma Bournemouth 12 0 120
Fabian Schar Newcastle 12 0 120
Ryan Bennett Wolves 12 0 120
Luke Shaw Manchester Utd 11 0 110
Jonathan Hogg Huddersfield 8 1 105
Harry Arter Cardiff City 10 0 100
Luka Milivojevic Crystal Palace 10 0 100
Robert Snodgrass West Ham 10 0 100
Phil Bardsley Burnley 9 0 90
Callum Chambers Fulham 9 0 90
Dale Stephens Brighton 6 1 85
Jorginho Chelsea 8 0 80
Wilfred Ndidi Leicester City 8 0 80
Andre Gomes Everton 7 0 70
Fabinho Liverpool 6 0 60
Vincent Kompany Manchester City 6 0 60
Juan Foyth Tottenham 3 1 55

The Results

Etienne Capoue, Watford 165 points (14 yellow cards, 1 red card)

Capoue started the season as he meant to continue with four yellow cards in his first five games and ended the campaign seeing yellow in each of his last six fixtures. He was also dismissed in the final minute of the Hornets’ 2-0 defeat at Leicester in December. Two of the cautions the former Tottenham midfielder picked up came against his former club.

Pierre Hojbjerg, Southampton – 130 points (8 yellow cards/2 red cards)

Hojbjerg was an unused substitute in Saints’ first two matches of the season and marked his first game of the season with a red card 13 minutes from time. He made up for that by scoring in his next two games before ending the season as the Saints’ biggest sinner with two red cards and eight yellows.

Sokratis, Arsenal – 120 points (12 yellow cards/0 red cards)

The Greek defender wasted little time in endearing himself to Premier League referees by picking up the first of his 12 yellow cards 27 minutes into his Gunners debut in a 2-0 defeat to champions Manchester City at the Emirates on the opening day of the season. Sokratis was also sent off playing against Rennes in the 3-1 Europa League loss in France.

Fabian Schar, Newcastle – 120 points (12 yellow cards/0 red cards)

The Switzerland international was booked in exactly half of the 24 league games he featured in for Rafael Benitez’s side despite reaching the start of November with just one yellow card to his name. He was shown a card every 166.9 minutes.

Ryan Bennett, Wolves – 120 points (12 yellow cards/0 red cards)

Despite picking up 12 yellow cards, the Wolves defender only missed one game because of suspension after being shown a yellow card in three successive matches at the end of February and the start of March.

Luke Shaw, Manchester United – 110 points (11 yellow cards/0 red cards)

Shaw is one of the few Manchester United players to have come through the last season with any credit after a below-par season that saw them finish 15 points worse off than the previous season when they were runners-up to their neighbours City. Two of Shaw’s bookings came against this season champions.

Harry Arter, Cardiff City – 100 points (10 ywllow cards/0 red cards)

The Republic of Ireland midfielder started the season with three yellow cards in his first three games and he ended the campaign with three cautions in his last four matches but he managed to keep his discipline enough not to pick up a suspension during the 38-game campaign.

Luka Milivojevic – 100 points (10 yellow cards/0 red cards)

The Serbian was the only Crystal Palace player to play all 3,420 minutes of last season even though he was cautioned 10 times. His yellow cards were spread out throughout the course of the campaign with only two cards issued in back-to-back games.

Robert Snodgrass, West Ham – 100 points (10 yellow cards/0 red cards)

The Scottish midfielder missed West Ham‘s 4-0 defeat at home to champions Manchester City because of picking up his fifth booking in a 1-1 draw a week earlier. Four of Snodgrass’ cautions were issued in the final 10 minutes of matches.

Phil Bardsley, Burnley – 90 points (9 yellow cards/0 red cards)

The 33-year-old racked up his 71st yellow card in the Premier League thanks to the nine issued to him in just 1,672 minutes of action in 19 games during the last campaign. He is now 20th in the Premier League’s all-time list of offenders. Bardsley’s first yellow card came against Manchester United, the club where he began his career.

Callum Chambers, Fulham – 90 points (9 yellow cards/0 red cards)

Chambers, who experienced his second relegation two seasons after demotion with Middlesbrough while on loan from Arsenal received the first of his nine yellow cards on October 20. Six of those came before half-time with two of those coming against Wolves.

Jorginho, Chelsea – 80 points (8 yellow cards/0 red cards)

The Brazil international got through the first 11 games without having his name taken. Five of the eight cards he collected were shown to him in games away from Stamford Bridge including his last four.

Jonathan Hogg, Huddersfield – 105 points (8 yellow cards/1 red card)

Nobody put themselves about more on the football pitch for Huddersfield than Jonathan Hogg who was one of eight Premier League players to be sent off before the end of August after being dismissed during the Terriers’ goalless draw at home to Cardiff.

Wilfred Ndidi, Leicester City – 80 points (8 yellow cards/0 red cards)

Ndidi played all 38 matches for the Foxes and his eight yellow cards came every 412 minutes, the longest gap between cautions of any player in this list.

Andre Gomes, Everton – 70 points (7 yellow cards/0 red cards)

Gomes’ seven yellow cards came in 27 games with all but one of them coming in the second half of matches. His first caution came in the Merseyside derby at Anfield which the Toffees lost by a goal to nil.

Dale Stephens, Brighton – 85 points (6 yellow cards/1 red card)

The Seagulls midfielder had already been booked three times by the time he was shown a red card in the 34th minute of Brighton’s 2-1 defeat at Cardiff for which he served a three-match ban. Five of his six bookings were shown in the first half of matches.

Fabinho, Liverpool – 60 points (6 yellow cards/0 red cards)

It’s testament to Jurgen Klopp’s side that they ended the season with just 38 yellow cards, more than half the total accumulated by Watford. Fabinho (6) and James Milner were the only two Anfield players to amass five or more cautions throughout their impressive season.

Vincent Kompany, Manchester City – 60 points (6 yellow cards/0 red cards)

The Belgium international may only have featured for 1,223 minutes, but the 33-year-ol played an important role in his side’s winning their second successive league title by being a rock at the heart of the defence when called upon by Pep Guardiola. One of Kompany’s six yellow cards was ‘one from the team’ after halting Mohamed Salah’s progress as the Egyptian looked to get past the defender.

Juan Foyth, Tottenham – 55 points (3 yellow cards/1 red card)

Spurs were the only team not to have a player pick up more than five yellow cards. Juan Foyth had an eventful campaign for Spurs. During his 888 minutes of action in his 12 appearances, he gave away two penalties on his debut, was booked three times and sent off within a minute of coming off the bench in a 1-0 loss at Bournemouth.

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