Last Updated: 06/12/17 11:20am
Leroy Sane will miss a match the next time he picks up a yellow card
A number of Premier League players are walking a disciplinary tightrope ahead of the gruelling run of fixtures over the festive period.
Players who have been cautioned four times in domestic competitions this season will be aware that another yellow card will automatically land them a one-match ban.
The cut-off date for players to avoid a suspension for accumulating five cards is on December 31, which marks the halfway point of the season – and it could influence team selections over the next few weeks.
Pep Guardiola opted to rest Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho against West Ham last weekend to ensure that they would not miss Super Sunday’s Manchester derby through suspension.
Here is the full list of Premier League players in danger of collecting a fifth booking before the end of the year and consequently missing a potentially pivotal fixture.
Alexis Sanchez is close to a suspension for Arsenal
Arsenal – Alexis Sanchez
Bournemouth – Steve Cook
Brighton – Shane Duffy, Glenn Murray
Burnley – Jack Cork
Chelsea – Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger
Both Alvaro Morata and Antonio Rudiger are in danger of suspension for Chelsea
Crystal Palace – Jason Puncheon
Everton – Ashley Williams
Liverpool vs Everton
December 10, 2017, 1:00pm
Huddersfield Town – Tommy Smith
Leicester – None
Liverpool – Emre Can
Man City – Leroy Sane, Fernandinho, Vincent Kompany
Man Utd – None
Man Utd vs Man City
December 10, 2017, 4:15pm
Newcastle – None
Southampton – None
Stoke City – Joe Allen
Swansea – None
Tottenham – Jan Vertonghen
With Toby Alderweireld injured and Davinson Sanchez banned for three games, Jan Vertonghen will have to careful to avoid a costly booking
Watford – Abdoulaye Doucare
West Brom – Allan Nyom, James McClean