Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham & Newcastle United men facing Premier League suspensions after latest developments
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West Ham trio Edson Alvarez, Emerson and Lucas Paqueta are all on four yellow cards so far this season leaving the trio are on the verge of a one-game suspension.
The Hammers are currently 7th in the Premier League table after a decent start to the new campaign. David Moyes’ side have picked up 14 points from their first eight games and are three points off the top four.
West Ham signed Alvarez over the summer with part of the money they received for selling Declan Rice to Arsenal. The 25-year-old, who is a Mexico international with 70 caps under his belt so far in his career, penned a five-year deal and has since made nine appearances in all competitions, seven of which have come in the league.
The Hammers aren’t the only London club sweating over their card situation. Tottenham Hotspur’s Yves Bissouma, who has been a hit so far under Ange Postecoglou, is also only one yellow card away from being ruled out for a fixture, on top of the suspension he has received from his red card away at Luton Town last time out. He picked up two yellows in that game, but only the first caution counts towards his yellow card tally as the second card led to a red and his sending off.
Bissouma, 27, made the move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium from fellow top flight outfit Brighton and Hove Albion in June last year. However, he struggled to make an impact in his first term.
He has enjoyed a new lease of life under the guidance of Postecoglou. The Mali international has recently backed his boss and has revealed what the ex-Celtic man has told him: “Just be you and play the football we want to see and the football everyone wants to see because you have a lot you can do. I give you all my confidence and the rest is up to you.”
Elsewhere, players for other teams are also in the same boat. Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz and Lucas Digne, Wolves’ Nelson Semedo and Mario Lemina and Newcastle United’s Bruno Guimaraes are walking a tightrope on four yellows.