Who has the most Premier League red cards, yellow cards in 2023/24? Updated list of players booked, sent off | Sporting News

Who has the most Premier League red cards, yellow cards in 2023/24? Updated list of players booked, sent off | Sporting News

The 2023/24 Premier League season has included some rule changes to clamp down on deliberate time-wasting and foul play across the English top flight.

As part of the updated rules, referees will take a zero-tolerance approach towards blatant attempts by players to waste time and disrupt the flow of matches, including the cynical delaying of opposition free-kicks.

This has seen a rise in yellow and reds cards since the start of the campaign, as referees look to invoke the new rules with firmness and increase the amount of added time at the end of games as a result.

Yellow and red cards could rise as a result of the new changes and The Sporting News looks at how Premier League suspension rules work and who has been given the most yellow and red cards this season.

MORE: Premier League fixtures for 2023/24 season

Premier League yellow, red card suspension rules

Standard in-game rules remain the same in Premier League action, with two yellow cards in a match equalling a red, and an immediate player dismissal.

A sending off for two yellow cards will mean an instant one-game Premier League ban, with a straight red card incurring a three-game ban, which can be increased or decreased in certain scenarios where violent conduct is involved.

Suspension rules are also in place for yellow card accumulation throughout a season. Players will be suspended for one game if they receive five yellow cards inside the first 19 games of the season. If 10 yellow cards are picked up before/including the 32nd game of the season, a player will be banned for two further matches.

Who has the most Premier League red cards, yellow cards in 2023/24?

Fulham’s Joao Palhinha is the player with the most Premier League yellow cards so far in 2023/24, with 13.

So far this season, Chelsea have received the most yellow cards (97). Leeds United (2021/22) hold the record for Premier League bookings in one season (101), a mark that is under threat as Mauricio Pochettino’s side had six games left to play after their 5-0 thrashing at Arsenal.

Below are the players who have collected the most yellow cards so far through the Premier League season.

Data updated on April 28, 2024

Premier League 2023/24 yellow card leaders

Player Team Yellow Cards Matches
Joao Palhinha Fulham 13 30
Douglas Luiz Aston Villa 11 32
Marcos Senesi Bournemouth 11 28
Edson Alvarez West Ham 10 29
Moises Caicedo Chelsea 10 30
Joao Gomes Wolves 10 31
Nelson Semedo Wolves 10 33
James Tarkowski Everton 10 35

Premier League 2023/24 red cards leaders

Only two Premier League players have been sent off more than once this season: Oliver McBurnie of Sheffield United, and Yves Bissouma of Tottenham.

For Premier League red cards, the type of sending-off determines the length of suspension.

A three-match suspension is triggered when players are sent off for violent conduct or dangerous fouls, while a one-match suspension is triggered for being sent off for a second yellow card or a last-man foul.

The FA can also review incidents and tack on additional suspension time as well at its discretion, such as when Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool was handed an additional one-match suspension for referee abuse after picking up a second yellow card.

On December 2, McBurnie became the first player to pick up two red cards this season, when he picked up a second booking against Burnley just before halftime. That means the usual one-match ban had extra tacked on for it being his second dismissal of the campaign.

Bissouma followed suit on December 15 with a straight red as Tottenham won at Nottingham Forest.

Data correct as of March 30, 2024. Includes red cards which were later rescinded upon post-match review.

Under matches suspended, the first number indicates the required matches suspended for the red card shown, plus additional matches in parenthesis for add-on punishments.

Player Team Red Cards Matches
Oliver McBurnie Sheffield United 2 2 (1)
Yves Bissouma Tottenham 2 4 (1)
Fabio Vieira Arsenal 1 3
Joe Worrall Nottingham Forest 1 3
Virgil van Dijk Liverpool 1 2
Manuel Akanji Manchester City 1 1
Ashley Young Everton 1 1
Nayef Aguerd West Ham 1 1
Calvin Bassey Fulham 1 1
Matheus Nunes Wolves 1 1
Tim Ream Fulham 1 1
Takehiro Tomiyasu Arsenal 1 1
Anass Zaroury Burnley 1 1
Curtis Jones Liverpool 1 3
Diogo Jota Liverpool 1 1
Alexis Mac Allister Liverpool 1 0*
Lyle Foster Burnley 1 1
Rodri Manchester City 1 3
Jean Bellegarde  Wolves 1 3
Malo Gusto Chelsea 1 3
Moussa Niakhate Nott. Forest 1 1
Mario Lemina Wolves 1 1
Connor Roberts Burnley 1 1
Jean-Ricner Bellegarde Wolves 1 3
Lewis Cook Bournemouth 1 3
Cristian Romero Tottenham 1 3
Destiny Udogie Tottenham 1 1
Mahmoud Dahoud Brighton 1 3
Lewis Dunk Brighton 1 1
Reece James Chelsea 1 1
Conor Gallagher Chelsea 1 1
Jordon Ayew Crystal Palace 1 1
Ben Mee Brentford 1 3
Boubacar Kamara Aston Villa 1 3
Diogo Dalot Man United 1 1
Wily Boly Nott. Forest 1 1
Sander Berge Burnley 1 1
Rhian Brewster Sheffield United 1 3
Vladimir Coufal West Ham 1 1
Ibrahima Konate Liverpool 1 1
Raul Jimenez Wolves 1 2
Philip Billing Bournemouth 1 3
Kalvin Phillips West Ham 1 1
Mason Holgate Sheffield United 1 3
Billie Gilmour Brighton 1 3
John McGinn Aston Villa 1 3
Sergio Reguilon Brentford 1 3
Anthony Gordon Newcastle 1 1
Lorenz Assignon Burnley 1 1
Milos Kerkez Bournemouth 1 3

* Player saw a red card rescinded by league review after the match, leading to the removal of any potential suspension.

Premier League 2023/24 TV channels, live streams

Region TV Streaming
Australia  — Optus Sport
Canada  —

Fubo Canada

India Star Sports Disney+, Hotstar,
UK Sky Sports, TNT Sports NOW TV, Sky Go,
Amazon Prime
USA USA Network,
Telemundo, Universo
Fubo, Peacock

UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and TNT Sports streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.

USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on Fubo. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada, with discounts currently at more than 9% for annual plans and more than 20% for quarterly and monthly plans.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.

India: Star Sports network has the rights to show Premier League matches in India. As well as an English broadcast on Star Sports Select, select matches will be available via regional feeds on Star Sports 3 (in Bengali, English, Kannada, Malayalam), Star Sports 1 (Bangla) and Star Sports 1 (Tamil).

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