It may seem like an entirely irrelevant exercise but the winners of the fair play award could secure a place in the Europa League as England are currently in the top three of UEFA’s fair play league.
Points are awarded based on the following criteria; red and yellow cards, respect towards opponents, respect towards the referee, positive play, behaviour of the team officials and behaviour of the public.
Sunderland find themselves bottom of the table while West Ham are quite surprisingly sitting proudly at the top. Fat Sam’s teams aren’t usually synonymous with fair play but there they are so… fair play to him. (sorry)