Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi could find themselves missing Arsenal’s first game of 2020 against Manchester United if they get booked against Chelsea on Sunday.
As we move into a new year, the Premier League increase the number of yellows you need to get a ban from five to 10.
That means this round of matches is the last in which players can hit the five threshold and expect to pick up a single match ban.
Calum Chambers returns against Chelsea after serving his ban for hitting five while Sokratis will miss the game as he replaces Chambers on the naughty step for getting booked against Bournemouth.
Both Guendouzi and Xhaka have four yellows in the league so far this season so face the prospect of missing the game against United if they get booked on Sunday.
For the record, Granit Xhaka has been on four yellows since the end of September and has played 666 league minutes without picking up another.
Guendouzi has played just 172 minutes since he picked up his fourth.