PSG returns to Ligue 1 action against Brest early on Sunday with a chance to overtake Monaco in the table to take possession of the second place in the standings. PSG, however, will have to be careful with bookings as six players are at risk of missing future games if they see a yellow card today.
While the team has managed to avoid any suspensions thus far in the season, the yellow cards are becoming a cause for concern of late with nine games already in the books. Six players are currently under the threat of suspension if they receive another warning.
Warren Zaire-Emery is the latest player to join the danger list, as well as fellow midfielder Lee Kang-in. The unexpected yellow card accumulation by the South Korean, who has seen limited playing time this season, is a bit concerning.
In addition to the yellow card issues, four players are still serving a suspended match sanction for their involvement in insulting chants after the PSG/OM clash.
Layvin Kurzawa, currently ill and absent from the trip to Brest, is exempt from the risk. However, Achraf Hakimi, Ousmane Dembele, and Randal Kolo Muani are in a similar situation to Zaire-Emery and Lee, with one more card putting them at risk of suspension.
If any of the aforementioned players receive a yellow card in the game against Brest on Sunday, they will miss the upcoming clash against Reims on Saturday, November 11 (not the next one against Montpellier on Nov. 3, mind you).
The potential suspensions, however, pose a more significant threat in the pivotal matchup against Monaco looming on the horizon and scheduled for Friday, Nov. 24. Monaco (20 points) is currently second in the table, with PSG (18) ranked third entering Sunday, both with nine games played.
We'll see how PSG deals with these risks and if they prefer to make a strategic move in booking some players on purpose today instead of risking missing them for the game against Monaco in late November.