Two Newcastle United players feature in Premier League top 10 for yellow cards
When it comes to yellow cards this season, Newcastle United are well on course to smash last season’s total.
In 2017/18, Newcastle players picked up (in all competitions) 57 yellow cards and two reds.
This season, with seven games still to go, NUFC are already up to 55 yellow cards and two reds.
Newcastle actually have two players in the Premier League top 10 for yellow cards this season:
Most yellow cards in the Premier League this season (2018/19):
11 Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth)
10 Ryan Bennett (Wolves)
10 José Holebas (Watford)
10 Fabian Schar (Newcastle United)
9 Phil Bardsley (Burnley)
9 Etienne Capoue (Watford)
9 Sokratis (Arsenal)
9 Luke Shaw (Man Utd)
9 Harry Arter (Cardiff)
8 Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United)
Fabian Schar picked up his 10 bookings in only 18 PL appearances and is currently serving a two match ban, which ends after Arsenal.
Matt Ritchie though has escaped the possibility of a two game ban.
When he got booked against Huddersfield, it meant that two more bookings before the 33rd match of the season (home to Palace) would ave meant a two game ban.
However, he managed to go these past four games (Burnley, West Ham, Everton and Bournemouth) without a booking, meaning even if Ritchie gets another yellow card at Arsenal, he won’t pick up a ban.
The rules now state that players who accumulate 10 yellow cards in Premier League matches up to and including their side’s 32nd fixture will serve a two-match suspension in the competition.
Here are the total cards this season for Newcastle players, Matt Ritchie has nine altogether but one was in the FA Cup and that isn’t ncluded now in determining a ban in the Premier League.
10 Fabian Schar
9 Matt Ritchie
6 DeAndre Yedlin (plus 1 red)
4 Jamaal Lascelles
4 Sean Longstaff
3 Mohamed Diame
3 Federico Fernandez
3 Ayoze Perez
2 Isaac Hayden (plus 1 red)
2 Christian Atsu
1 Ciaran Clark
1 Martin Dubravka
1 Ki Sung-yeung
1 Javier Manquillo
1 Jonjo Shelvey
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