Awarding penalty kicks in the Premier League has been on the increase in recent years, since the introduction of the video assistant referee (VAR), and new hand ball rules made by the Premier League authorities.
The Premier League referees has awarded a total number of 18 penalties in the league this season, after seven rounds of games played, 14 were scored, 1 missed and 3 saved by the goalkeepers.
While some Premier League clubs are yet to win their first penalty kick this season, other clubs has benefits multiple times from the decision of the referees to award penalty kicks.
In this article, we will be looking at the Premier League Club that has been awarded the most penalty kicks in the league so far this season.
1. Everton – 3 Penalties
Everton has benefits the most from the 18 penalties that has been awarded by the Premier League referees so far this season. They won three penalties from seven games.
The Merseyside club has also maintained a 100% convertion rate from the spot, scoring all three penalties they were awarded.
Everton are enjoying a brilliant start to the season under Rafael Benitez, they have the same league points as Manchester City, Manchester United and Brighton, after seven games played, sitting 5th position on the table.
Raphael Benetez has made good use of the pace of great attacking players at his disposal, such as Damarai Gray, Andros Townsend, Richarlison, and Dominic Calvert–Lewin to cause problems in the opponent 18 yard box, which has resulted to a high tendency of winning more penalty kicks.
Leicester City finish last campaign as the team to have won the most penalty kicks (12), with Manchester United coming second (11), and Chelsea third with 10 penalties.
At the other end of the pitch, Crystual Palace has conceded the most penalties this season, with three penalties awarded against them in seven games so far this season. The Patrick Veira's team would hope to be more cautions in defending inside their own box, so as to avoid more penalties being awarded against them during the cause of the season.
Rafael Benitez would hope his side win more penalty kicks this season, and continue with their fine form after the international break.
With Rafael Benitez in charge of Everton this season, do you see them finishing in the top six at the end of this season?
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