Whether for their own protection or because they’ve run out of gas, some players are just more prone to being substituted in football.
But which stars in the Premier League have seen their number pop up on the fourth official’s board most often this season?
Incredibly, the top three names all hail from newly-crowned champions Chelsea.
Antonio Conte has enjoyed a stunning debut season in England, recovering from a shaky start to implement a bold 3-4-3 formation and go on to dominate the top flight.
To win the Premier League on the first attempt is certainly no mean feat, so if he calls your name to trudge off the pitch, it’s best to trust his logic.
This season’s most-subbed player award goes to none other than Eden Hazard, who has left the pitch before full-time 24 times this season.
Often the Belgian forward is pulled off for his own protection and rest purposes and sometimes to give him the standing ovation he deserves.
After all, he’s enjoyed a resurgent campaign, netting 15 goals and adding five assists already this term, echoing his sublime, Ballon d’Or-challenging 2014-15 season.
Meanwhile team-mates Victor Moses and Pedro have both been hauled off 20 times apiece – as Conte regularly looks to freshen up his wingers’ legs towards the end of games.
West Brom’s Nacer Chadli and Leicester striker Shinji Okazaki have both been pulled out of the action 19 times this term.
Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, Southampton man Dusan Tadic and Everton ace Kevin Mirallas have all failed to complete games on 18 occasions apiece.