A recent study by OLBG has disclosed the Premier League teams with the highest count of yellow and red cards over the past five seasons.
Among the dozen clubs that have remained fixtures in the Premier League since the commencement of the 2018/19 season, the research meticulously calculated an average disciplinary score per game for each team. Under this system, a yellow card was rated as one point while a red card was tallied as two points, ultimately spotlighting the teams with the most infractions over the last five seasons.
Taking the ignominious lead, Manchester United emerged as the Premier League’s least disciplined team. With a staggering accumulation of 386 yellow cards and nine red cards over the past five seasons, Man United averaged a disciplinary score of 2.04 per game, solidifying their position as the worst in the league in this aspect.
Close behind, Everton seized the second-worst disciplinary record league-wide. Their count of 367 yellow cards alongside 17 red cards translated to an average discipline score of 2.03 per game.
In the third slot for the most concerning disciplinary performance was London-based club Tottenham, confronting 373 yellow cards and 13 red cards. This tally resulted in an average per-game discipline score of 2.02.
Securing the fourth spot for the least disciplined team over the past five seasons, Wolves garnered a total of 363 yellow cards and 15 red cards, equating to an average discipline score per game of 1.98.
Taking the fifth and sixth positions respectively were Arsenal and Newcastle United. The Gunners accumulated 342 yellow cards and 17 red cards, resulting in a per-game discipline score of 1.90. Meanwhile, the Magpies amassed 351 yellow cards and 11 red cards, leading to a slightly lower per-game score of 1.88.
Crystal Palace claimed the seventh spot with a count of 338 yellow cards and 10 red cards, establishing a per-game score of 1.81. Brighton secured the eighth position, receiving 322 yellow cards and 14 red cards, leading to a per-game score of 1.77.
Completing the top ten lineup, Chelsea and West Ham made their appearances. Chelsea secured the ninth place with 330 yellow cards and eight red cards, accumulating a per-game discipline score of 1.75. Meanwhile, West Ham clinched the final spot with 290 yellow cards and nine red cards, resulting in a per-game score of 1.59.