Spare a thought for footballers over the Christmas period.
While you’re stuffing your face full of turkey, roast potatoes and whatever Celebrations are left over footballers are preparing themselves for Christmas fixtures.
But there’s a way out.
Unfortunately/fortunately (delete where appropriate) some players find themselves one booking away from missing the festive games in the Premier League on the 26th and 27th.
With one game left to play before the games there’s still 90 minutes of football to navigate.
So which players are one yellow card away from a Christmas break?
- Lewis Dunk- Brighton
- Glenn Murray- Brighton
- Harry Arter- Bournemouth
- Steve Cook- Bournemouth
- Simon Francis- Bournemouth
- Adam Smith- Bournemouth
- Jack Cork- Burnley
- Antonio Rudiger- Chelsea
- Jason Puncheon- Crystal Palace
- Luka Milivojevic- Crystal Palace
- Idrissa Gueye- Everton
- Ashley Williams- Everton
- Tommy Smith- Huddersfield
- Vincent Kompany- Man City
- Leroy Sane- Man City
- Fernandinho- Man City
- Ander Herrera- Man United
- Ashley Young- Man United
- Marcos Rojo- Man United
- Joe Allen- Stoke
- Kevin Wimmer- Stoke
- Harry Kane- Spurs
- Jan Vertonghen- Spurs
- Claudio Yacob- West Brom
- James McClean- West Brom
- Jonny Evans- West Brom
- Allan Nyom- West Brom
A special mention has to go to United defender Rojo who’s picked up four yellow cards in the league despite not returning from injury until the end of November.
Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Dejan Lovren all managed to get through the barnstormer between Arsenal and Liverpool without getting booked so they’ll have to play over the festive period.
No wonder Sanchez looked so gutted when Arsene Wenger brought him off early last night.
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