Final Premier League ‘dirtiest’ teams table compares Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton & Leeds United - gallery

Here are the ‘dirtiest’ teams in the Premier League based on total cards received throughout the 2022-23 season.

Another extraordinary Premier League season has now come to an end following drama at both ends of the table. All the way from a thrilling beginning to a scintillating and tense finale, teams fought with passion to try and win their respective battles.

Manchester City had already been crowned champions come the final day but Arsenal put up a good fight, whereas Leeds United and Leicester City were agonisingly close to staying up but were relegated following Everton’s last-gasp win over Bournemouth.

Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion did brilliantly as they upset the apple cart of the so-called ‘big six’, finishing ahead of the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, but Liverpool managed to gain some late momentum to squeeze into fifth.

Aston Villa enjoyed a remarkable turnaround under Unai Emery, finishing seventh to ensure European football for the first time in 13 years, while local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers had a similar bounce under Julen Lopetegui to finish just behind Chelsea.

All these battles for key positions were tight as players put their blood, sweat and tears into securing the best finishes they could for their clubs. From club captains showing immense passion to youngsters giving it their all, fouls were often given away at vital moments.

As is the competitive nature of the Premier League, countless yellow and red cards were handed out by officials throughout the campaign, with some clubs receiving far more than others. VAR had an influence too, overturning the odd call as referees brandished reds.

But which teams can be judged to have been the ‘dirtiest’ during the 2022-23 term? Ranked by the most ‘points’ collected - one for a yellow, three for a red via a second yellow, and five for a straight red - here are the dirtiest sides, sourcing data from Transfermarkt.

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