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.

Manchester United's English midfielder Jesse Lingard (R) clashes with Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (C) and Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (L) during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 25, 2019. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /         (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester United’s English midfielder Jesse Lingard (R) clashes with Arsenal’s French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (C) and Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (L) during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 25, 2019. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

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.

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