Why are players in lower placed teams allowed to get away with bad challenges? Especially on top players like De Bruyne, Hazard etc. For a league that is driven by money, there seems to be no indication that they’d give some protection to the top players that are basically the face of this league. An injury to one or two top players pretty much ruins an enjoyable league or ruins the viewing experience for the average fans. I realize that some of you might argue that refs and players regularly give or get soft challenges, While this might be true — ultimately, I just want top players to be afforded some protection.