Leeds United's clash against local rivals Sheffield United is expected to be a feisty one on Saturday lunchtime at Bramall Lane, with the Whites also playing for the chance to go top of the Championship.
There was five yellow cards in the previous meeting which saw Leeds lose 2-1 at Bramall Lane back in February, while last season's Elland Road clash saw eight yellow cards produced - and another 2-1 Sheffield United win.
It promises to be another hotly-contested encounter between two sets of fans and players that have long had a rivalry due to their geographical position on the map. And a Leeds trio have been given a huge boost.
However, the EFL's 19-game rule means they can now play without pressure, as the guideline states that if a player receives a fifth yellow in the 19th Championship fixture, then they will not receive a suspension.
Clubs have reached the cut-off point in which prior to the 19th fixture, five yellow cards would have resulted in a one-match ban. But now, players will have to get 10 yellows to earn a suspension.
The rule will come as a huge boost to Douglas, Saiz and Alioski, who can go into the match without the worry in the back of their mind of picking up a suspension. With yellows aplenty in this fixture, it has come just at the right time.
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