It’s long been rumoured that some Premier League players get themselves banned on purpose ahead of the post-Christmas fixtures.

The games really pile up at this time of year and some stars might get to enjoy a bit more quality family time.

Sixteen teams are in action on Boxing Day itself this year, with Liverpool playing Stoke the following day and Southampton hosting Spurs on the 28th.

So which players might be allowing themselves an extra mince pie and a bit more turkey this Christmas?

Click through the gallery above to see the players who are one yellow card away from a suspension.

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/570793/Premier-League-suspension-Boxing-Day-sportgalleries