Joelinton suspended and another Newcastle United star at risk of one-match ban

Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton will miss Sunday’s trip to Southampton due to suspension as one other player walks the disciplinary tightrope ahead of the World Cup break.

Joelinton will serve his one-match suspension this weekend after being shown his fifth yellow card of the season in the 4-0 win over Aston Villa at St James’s Park last Saturday. He is expected to be back in contention for the home match against Chelsea on November 12, Newcastle’s final Premier League match before the World Cup break.

Newcastle defender Fabian Schar is also at risk of suspension having picked up four yellow cards so far this season. The Swiss international has been in fine form for United so far this season and is expected to be heading to Qatar to represent his country later this month.

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But he will have to avoid a booking in each of Newcastle’s next six matches in order to avoid a ban.

Nick Pope of Newcastle United joins in with the celebrations as team mates Sven Botman, Kieran Trippier, Dan Burn and Fabian Schar celebrates their side's win after the final whistle of the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC at St. James Park on October 19, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Any player who picks up five yellow cards in their side’s first 19 Premier League matches will face a one-game suspension. And any player shown 10 yellow cards in their side’s first 32 Premier League fixtures will serve a two-game suspension.

As a result, Schar will have to avoid any yellow cards before Newcastle’s away match at Crystal Palace on January 21 – or whatever the club’s 20th Premier League game of the season is – in order to avoid a suspension.

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No other Newcastle players are at immediate risk of suspension as only Schar and Joelinton have been booked more than twice in the opening 13 Premier League matches.

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Kieran Trippier and Dan Burn have picked up two yellow cards each while Bruno Guimaraes, Sean Longstaff, Ryan Fraser, Allan Saint-Maximin, Jamaal Lascelles, Callum Wilson and Nick Pope have one booking each.

Newcastle are yet to have a player shown a red card this season. A red card dismissal for a professional foul or second bookable offence results in a one-match ban while a straight red card for dissent is a two-match ban.

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Red cards for dangerous play or violent conduct result in three-match bans.

Newcastle currently sit fourth in the Premier League table having enjoyed their best start to a top-flight season in over a decade.