Revealed: The top twenty 'dirtiest' football clubs in Premier League history
“That wouldn't have even been a foul back in my day!” curmudgeonly pundits have been known to bark, when a dastardly centre-back is dismissed for a two-footed lunge on an opposition player, leaving them with a gaping hole in their kneecap and a solid eleven months on the treatment table.
Don't kid yourself - foul play in football is still very much a part of the beautiful game, and top tier referees in England have been dishing out the cards with abandon this season, with 883 yellow cards and 36 reds flashed in the 2020/21 Premier League campaign thus far.
Using data from the Premier League's official website, we've tallied up the total number of yellow and red cards, and, by multiplying the latter by two and adding the scores together, allocated each team a overall total for their ill-discipline.
Here's our rundown of the top twenty 'dirtiest' clubs in the history of the Premier League: