Premier League players who are one yellow card away from a ban

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Leroy Sane of Manchester City is shown a yellow card by referee Neil Swarbrick during the Premier League match between
Image: 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.

during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on October 28, 2017 in London, England.
Image: Alexis Sanchez is close to a suspension for Arsenal

Arsenal - Alexis Sanchez

Bournemouth - Steve Cook

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Brighton - Shane Duffy, Glenn Murray

Burnley - Jack Cork

Chelsea - Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger

Alvaro Morata scored a hat-trick at Stoke
Image: Both Alvaro Morata and Antonio Rudiger are in danger of suspension for Chelsea

Crystal Palace - Jason Puncheon

Everton - Ashley Williams

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Huddersfield Town - Tommy Smith

Leicester - None

Liverpool - Emre Can

Man City - Leroy Sane, Fernandinho, Vincent Kompany

Man Utd - None

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Newcastle - None

Southampton - None

Stoke City - Joe Allen

Swansea - None

Tottenham - Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen receives a yellow card in the match against Chelsea at Wembley
Image: 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

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