Premier League

Who has the worst disciplinary record in the Premier League?

There are some players who have been tallying up the bookings in the first half of the season in the English top flight

3:35pm on Thursday 14th January 2021
Martin Macdonald

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin and Newcastle's Isaac Hayden have the worst disciplinary record in the Premier League in 2020/21 so far, with both players having received six bookings so far.

Hayden is arguably the worse offender of the two, as he has been booked six times in 11 starts, while Bellerin has been booked six times in 15 starts.

The Newcastle man averages a yellow card every 166 minutes in the Premier League.

He has been booked in each of his last two games against Liverpool and Sheffield Utd.

Bellerin, meanwhile, averages a booking every 213 minutes.

The Spaniard, too, was booked in his last game when Arsenal defeated West Brom 4-0 away from home.

Thereafter, there is a group of players who have received five yellow cards this season: Jonny Evans, Oriol Romeu, Abdoulaye Doucoure, N'Golo Kante, Kalvin Phillips, Yves Bissouma, Conor Gallagher, and Matty Cash.

Out of that group, the players who have the worst booking-per-minutes ratio are Evans and Gallagher.

Evans has played 1,160 minutes in the Premier League this season, and averages a yellow card every 232 minutes.

Gallagher has played the exact same and has the same average.

Though the players on six and five bookings have a slight issue with indiscipline this season, with all of them having been suspended due to their tally of yellow cards, only one has actually been sent off, Bissouma.

In only the second game of the season, the Brighton midfielder saw red for a ridiculously high boot sent into the face of Jamal Lewis.

Premier League - Most yellow cards in 2020/21

PlayerTeamBookingsAverage Minutes Per Booking
Isaac HaydenNewcastle6166
Hector BellerinArsenal6213
Jonny EvansLeicester5232
Conor GallagherWest Brom5232
Kalvin PhillipsLeeds5243
Matty CashAston Villa5245
Oriol RomeuSouthampton5261
Yves BissoumaBrighton5275
Abdoulaye DoucoureEverton5290
N'Golo KanteChelsea5296

Sixteen players have been sent off so far in the league in 2020/21, with nobody being dismissed more than once yet.

2020/21 Premier League: Standings, Matches, Team Stats, Player Stats

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