Tag: Yellow Card Table

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Referee Martin Atkinson is seen prior to the Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on October 29, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Arsenal get battered by referees, Liverpool and Leicester don’t: The stats

You can argue all you like, but Arsenal got screwed all season by referees and here are the stats to back that up.
Referee Martin Atkinson makes a decision during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Yellow belly: Bournemouth and Tottenham overtake Arsenal before football stops

We had been tracking yellow cards all season so how did the table stand when the league was suspended?
Match Referee Stuart Attwell shows a yellow card to Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal replaced by Bournemouth as side with most yellow cards

After sitting on top of the table all season, Arsenal have finally dropped down a place as referees move Bournemouth to the top of the yellow card table.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Referee Mike Dean gestures as he referees his 500th Premier League match during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on January 18, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal treated harshest by officials, Liverpool and Leicester hardly bothered

After slipping to second place for a week, Arsenal are back on top of the yellow card table.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Referee, Paul Tierney during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Same old Arsenal, always cheated

Look, let's be clear from the start. I don't think there is an anti-Arsenal refereeing bias or conspiracy.

Manchester United close on Arsenal but Leicester’s yellow card count grabs attention

It's been a few weeks since I updated the yellow card table so let's see if Arsenal are still picking up more yellows per game than any other side as has been the case all season.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Match Referee Mike Dean shows the Yellow card during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Tottenham close on Arsenal at top of Premier League Yellow Card table

Arsenal retain their place at the top of the Premier League Yellow card table as Tottenham closed the gap this weekend.
English referee Kevin Friend shows a yellow card to Arsenal's English defender Calum Chambers (R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 30, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Arsenal remain top of yellow card table with Liverpool bottom

Arsenal are still firmly on top of the yellow card table picking up more cards than any other side while needing to fewest fouls to get booked.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal is shown a yellow card by referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Leicester close on Liverpool but Arsenal still top of yellow card table

Arsenal sit top of the yellow card table with more yellows than anyone else, a higher yellow-per-game rate than any other side while picking up yellows for fewer fouls than any other side in the Premier League.
English referee Kevin Friend shows a yellow card to Arsenal's English defender Calum Chambers (R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 30, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Referees far harder on Arsenal than Liverpool but they love Leicester the most

As I was browsing some stats this morning I couldn't help notice Arsenal's yellow card count in the league this season and wondered how it stacked up against other teams. It's safe to say I was astounded by what I found.