Chelsea breaks English Premier League Club Record for most yellows cards

Chelsea breaks English Premier League Club Record for most yellows cards

Chelsea set a new Premier League record on Wednesday by receiving the most yellow cards in a single season. The Blues defeated Brighton 2-1 at the Amex.

Raheem Sterling collected a record-breaking 102nd yellow card for a tackle on Valentín Barco in the 77th minute.

Captain Reece James received a straight red card after kicking out at Brighton’s João Pedro.

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Chelsea midfielder Moisés Caicedo was also booked following a heated match at the American Express Stadium, bringing the team’s season total to 103 with one game left.

The tally surpasses the previous record (101) set by Leeds United in the 2021-22 season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s youthful Chelsea team has struggled to maintain discipline throughout what has been a difficult campaign for the West London club. However, a run of three consecutive victories has raised spirits at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea have only played two matches without a player picking up a booking this season (Dec. 6 vs. Manchester United and May 2 vs. Tottenham) and have received multiple yellow cards in 30 of their 37 matches.

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