Yellow card accumulation is a pest that bites even the most unsuspecting of players over the Premier League season. The rules are simple: Accrue five cautions before the calendar turns over to the new year, and you're automatically suspended one match.
The next matchday window happens to be Boxing Day. Now, Boxing Day is a Premier League institution, but players often miss out due to suspension. Is it just coincidence that they happen to sit out the day (or days) after Christmas? Rather than playing in another Premier League match, these 6 players found themselves in the book on Saturday and will have to spend Boxing Day with their families. I'm not saying ... I'm just saying.
Robert Huth, Leicester City
Huth picked up his fifth yellow shortly after the second half commenced against Stoke.
Pedro Obiang, West Ham United
Rather than face Swansea the day after Christmas, Pedro will be able to take some time off after earning his fifth yellow. Shame!
Diego Costa, Chelsea
Costa sat on four yellow cards for an unbelievably long spell by his standards, but the dam finally burst on Saturday. Perhaps the Brazil-born Spaniard will head to warmer climes for the holiday?
Christian Fuchs, Leicester City
We all know Fuchs' trademark motto. Odds are there will be "none given" as he misses out on Boxing Day.
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N'Golo Kante, Chelsea
Just what the Energizer Bunny in Chelsea's midfield needs: a chance to recharge his batteries. Of all the players on this list, Kante probably will be the most remiss that he's out for Boxing Day.
Jamie Vardy, Leicester
Vardy did it the easy way, picking up a straight red for a dangerous tackle against Stoke's Mame Biram Diouf. Not only will he be out for Boxing Day, he's got an extended ban coming his way.
With four EPL matches to play on Sunday, a few others can "earn" themselves a suspension with another yellow. Among them: Tottenham's Victor Wanyama, Kyle Walker and Jan Vertongen; Burnley's Matthew Lowton, Jeffrey Hendrick and Dean Marney; Bournemouth's Harry Arter and Daniel Gosling and Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov.
Of course, any other player could just pull a Vardy and pick up a red if they're really desperate.