After slipping to second place for a week, Arsenal are back on top of the yellow card table but Liverpool and Leicester are the darlings.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Referee: Graham Scott shows a yellow card to Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on December 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Referee: Graham Scott shows a yellow card to Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on December 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

That’s right, your eyes do not deceive you and you are not being paranoid.

Arsenal receive more yellow cards than any other side in the Premier League and need fewer fouls than any other side to pick one up. They also get more yellows per game than any other side.

As an aside, I’ve been concentrating on just yellows this season, only one side (Watford, 4) have had more reds than Arsenal’s three that sees them sit well clear on top of the of the FA’s Fair Play table.

I look at why that might be here.

Here’s the updated table:

Yellow card table

games fouls yellow FPY YPG
Arsenal 24 258 59 4.373 2.46
Tottenham 24 241 54 4.463 2.25
Bournemouth 24 222 49 4.531 2.04
Norwich 24 232 47 4.936 1.96
Watford 24 286 56 5.107 2.33
Man City 24 245 46 5.326 1.92
Chelsea 24 239 43 5.558 1.79
Sheffield United 24 263 47 5.596 1.96
West Ham 23 252 45 5.600 1.96
Newcastle 24 220 37 5.946 1.54
Aston Villa 24 271 45 6.022 1.88
Man United 24 267 44 6.068 1.83
Everton 24 288 46 6.261 1.92
Burnley 24 270 43 6.279 1.79
Wolves 24 259 40 6.475 1.67
Brighton 24 249 37 6.730 1.54
Crystal Palace 24 260 37 7.027 1.54
Southampton 24 294 38 7.737 1.58
Liverpool 23 194 24 8.083 1.04
Leicester 24 237 23 10.304 0.96
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FPY = fouls per yellow

YPG – yellows per game

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