The 22-23 Premier League fair play table: Man Utd & Spurs rank low…
The Premier League fair play table often gives us an idea of how dirty each team actually is and the 2022-23 table reveals some interesting truths about each side.
Sometimes we have the notion that a side can actually be too nice and that has perhaps been the case for West Ham this year. Under David Moyes, they have accumulated the fewest cards over the season.
The Hammers haven’t quite hit the heights of previous seasons as they currently sit 15th. David Moyes’ side are one of only four sides to commit less than 10 fouls per game.
In fairness, both Arsenal and Manchester City have kept things clean this season. With both sides committing less than 10 fouls per game, they also rank in the top five of the fair play table.
On the other end of the spectrum, Manchester United and Tottenham have racked up plenty of bookings this year. Both sides rank in the bottom five of the fair play table.
Casemiro has been the main offender for United this year. The Brazilian midfielder has been booked seven times in the league and has been sent off twice.
For Spurs, it is South American duo Cristian Romero and Rodrigo Bentancur who have racked up plenty of cards. Between them, they have been shown 17 yellow cards this season.
The biggest offenders in terms of cards have been Leeds United and Wolves. Both sides commit an average of over 12 fouls per game, which is the most in the league.
Fulham’s Joao Palhinha and Newcastle’s Joelinton have picked up the most bookings this season with 12 each. Interestingly enough, Casemiro is the only player to have been shown two red cards this year.
Using data from Transfermarkt, we have compiled the 2022-23 Premier League fair play table. Note: a yellow card is worth one point, a second yellow is worth three points and a straight red card is worth five points.
1. West Ham – 41 yellow cards, 0 red cards, 41 points
2. Brighton – 46 yellow cards, 0 red cards, 46 points
3. Manchester City – 42 yellow cards, 1 red card, 47 points
4. Arsenal – 49 yellow cards, 0 red cards, 49 points
5. Brentford – 48 yellow cards, 1 red card, 51 points
6. Liverpool – 52 yellow cards, 1 red card, 57 points
=7. Leicester – 56 yellow cards, 2 red cards, 62 points
=7. Newcastle – 57 yellow cards, 1 red card, 62 points
9. Bournemouth – 64 yellow cards, 0 red cards, 64 points
10. Southampton – 68 yellow cards, 0 red cards, 68 points
11. Aston Villa – 71 yellow cards, 1 red card, 76 points
12. Nottingham Forest – 79 yellow cards, 0 red cards, 79 points
13. Fulham – 75 yellow cards, 1 red card, 80 points
14. Everton – 75 yellow cards, 2 red cards, 83 points
15. Chelsea – 73 yellow cards, 3 red cards, 84 points
=16. Crystal Palace – 75 yellow cards, 3 red cards, 86 points
=16. Manchester United – 76 yellow cards, 2 red cards, 86 points
=16. Tottenham – 73 yellow cards, 3 red cards, 86 points
19. Leeds – 76 yellow cards, 3 red cards, 87 points
20. Wolves – 77 yellow cards, 6 red cards, 105 points
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