The English Premier League is one of the most exciting football leagues in the world. It has a high level of intensity combined with great rhythm, energy and quality. As a result, aggressive challenges, lack of discipline and reckless mistakes from players are inevitable.
When soccer players lose their composure and make a reckless tackle or stop a scoring opportunity, the referee is left with no other choice but to give them a red card. A red card can come directly or indirectly after two yellow cards.
There have been a total of 41 red cards in the Premier League this campaign
The introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) also increased the likelihood of players being sent off for reckless interference or misconduct. Even if the referee makes a mistake on the field, the VAR can review.
This Premier League season has seen fierce battles all over the table as the title race, the top four race and the relegation battle still hang in balance with just one match left. Thus, with so much riding per game, we also saw some players unable to handle the intensity and getting red cards.
On that note, let’s take a look at the five teams with the most red cards in the Premier League this season.