Some Premier League clubs are known to be very tough in terms of the tackles or challenge their players make. In the process, the players always end up being sent off. Clubs that have such tough players make up the list of the clubs with the most red cards in the league.
The Premier League is known for his competitiveness and in the process of players trying to help their teams to win games, they sometimes end up doing things which are against the rules of the game. When that happens and the intensity of the offense is beyond being warned with a yellow card, the referee would have no choice but to show the player adjudged guilty a red card.
The introduction of the Video Assistance Referee has increased the possibility of a player being sent off from a match unlike before now where the center referee could overlook some tackles players make on the pitch.
Between December 26, 2019, to February 2, 2021, ten clubs in the Premier League have received 36 red cards. Arsenal football club whose two players were sent off in their last league game which was against Wolves, top the list of the most red-carded clubs in the Premier League.
The North London club is followed by Brighton & Hove Albion, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Leicester City, Manchester City, Norwich City, Sheffield United, and West Bromwich Albion that have all seen three reds each during the same period.
Below is the ranking of the clubs with the Most Red Cards In the Premier League Since December 26, 2019
The ranking below is based on the number of red cards the clubs on the list received between December 26, 2019, and February 2, 2021.
- Arsenal – 9
As stated earlier, Arsenal are topping the ranking with 9 cards. The club received their latest sets of sent-off on February 2, 2021, when the club’s defender David Luiz and the club’s goalkeeper Bernd Leno were red-carded in the match against Wolves. This season alone, the club has received 5 red cards.
2. Brighton & Hove Albion – 3
Brighton & Hove Albion are the second on the list. The club has received three cards between December 26, 2019, and 2021. The club received the red cards this season.
- Crystal Palace – 3
Crystal Palace have received three red cards between December 26, 2019, until date. The club received two of the cards this season.
- Everton – 3
Everton have received three reds in the last 13 months. The Premier League club received two of the red cards this season.
- Fulham – 3
Fulham have received three cards in the Premier League in the last 13 months. The club received the three red cards this season.
- Leicester City – 3
Leicester City have received three cards in the last 13 months. So far this season, the club is yet to record any red card.
- Manchester City – 3
Manchester City are the 7th club with the most cards in the Premier League in the last 13 months. The club has recorded 3 red cards between December 26, 2019 date. The club is yet to record any red card this season.
- Norwich City – 3
Norwich City recorded three cards in the last 13 months. Those red cards were recorded when they were still in the Premier League. They currently play in the Championship, England’s second tier.
- Sheffield United – 3
Sheffield United have recorded three cards in the last 13 months. The club currently has 2 red cards so far this season.
- West Bromwich Albion – 3
West Bromwich Albion have three cards in the last 13 games. The club recorded those three red cards in the Premier League this season.